America’s sweetheart and probably the most famous actress in the world, a remarkable figure in Hollywood for decades and years to come, Julia Roberts, opened up about personal life and work in a candid interview for NBC’s Today Show.
For the first time in her prosperous career, Julia Roberts is starring in a TV series, Amazon Prime show called ‘Homecoming’. At 51 years old, the actress gets personal with longtime friend NBC”s Harry Smith, who first interviewed her 31 years ago, for the movie “Mystic Pizza”.
Her trademark, the million-dollar smile, was on full display during the conversation, getting comfortable with Harry and brightening up the entire room. Talking about the new TV show, “Homecoming”, a psychological thriller based on the podcast of the same name, Julia points out that being a good listener should be important for everybody, all the time.
Married for 17 years with cinematographer Daniel Moder, Julia opened up about her husband and how much of an influence he had on her to stay grounded and be the same person.
“I give him a lot of credit. Not that I am a different person, but that he has helped me protect my person.”
Raising three almost teenage kids in today’s world governed by social media, Roberts doesn’t really get why they would need social media at this moment. Last summer, Julia did the unthinkable (for some..), and joined Instagram, something that she really seems to be having fun with.
“I felt it was my responsibility to social media to make my presence felt. We just don’t have the 50-year-old house-wife perspective represented enough on Instagram.”
Towards the end of the interview, things got a bit emotional when Harry shared “When you have the opportunity to sit and have a conversation with Julia Roberts, and she laughs, either at you or at herself, it is a thing of just abundant joy!”
Who could ever deny that? Julia Roberts wins anyone with that intoxicating smile.
Watch NBC’s video below and the trailer for “Homecoming” (2018):
Julia Roberts is not returning as the star in Season 2 of the drama series but will remain on board as an executive producer.