Julia Roberts just returned to acting after a hiatus from “homemaking.”
“Homemaker” is how Julia Roberts describes herself.
The 54-year-old actress, who has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 and has three children with him (twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 17, and Daniel, 14), has not appeared in a romantic comedy since 2001’s ‘America’s Sweethearts.’ She has said she is much more selective about the roles she accepts now that she has children.
What did She Say?
“I’m a stay-at-home mom who enjoys it. It’s not possible that 20 years have passed. To be honest, I wouldn’t have hesitated to act if I’d believed it was a good idea.
“However, in the past 18 years, I’ve become a parent three times. That ups the ante even further, since suddenly it’s not only “Is this stuff good?,” but also the equation of my husband’s job schedule, the kids’ school schedule, and the summer vacation. It’s more complicated than merely saying, “I kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of kind of”
The ‘Pretty Woman’ actress continued by saying that she wasn’t actively trying to avoid romantic comedies, but rather, she hadn’t been offered anything that she felt was as good as her past work.
In an interview with The New York Times, she said: “It wasn’t on purpose; rather, I just couldn’t find anything to pique my curiosity. The years appeared to fly by, and I couldn’t believe it.
“Since it’s been a while since my last romantic comedy, some may assume I’m not interested in making another. I would act on what I read if I thought it was as well written as “Notting Hill” or as hilariously absurd as “My Best Friend’s Wedding.””
‘Ticket To Paradise,’ in which she stars with her buddy George Clooney, is set for release in October, and she’s excited to return to the genre since she’s discovered a story that she thinks is worthy of her talents.
They didn’t exist until the movie I was in, which was written and directed by Ol Parker, she added.