On 28 October, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famous American actress, winner of the award “Oscar” Julia Roberts.
Today it is one of the most popular and highly paid Actresses. Besides, Julia Roberts was 12 times topped the list of most beautiful people on the planet according to the magazine “People”. However, she does not consider herself an outstanding personality and still remember those complexes, which have poisoned her life in his youth.
About his childhood, the actress does not like to remember. Her parents divorced when she was 4 years old, and my stepfather was a sadist and a tyrant, to turn children’s lives into a nightmare.
When her brother, Eric Roberts, became a famous actor, he shared his memories: “In those days the worst for me was the thought: “what is he doing with the sisters?” But I was so humiliated, I was so sick body from the beating that I was terrified to investigate and especially to complain to my mother. This man is a monster destroyed something in us. We grew up amidst violence and evil. We were angry and humiliated. Probably all that was then in my life and in the life of Julia – a consequence. We inevitably self-destruct…”.
Julia never approved of what her brother did to their family secrets public, but confirmed that the early years were bleak. Family problems were exacerbated by lack of understanding and bullying peers. The school thought she was ugly and teased for a huge mouth, high growth and excessive thinness. From the age of 13 Julia started working as a waitress to earn pocket money, but first and foremost, and not to be at home.
Who knows she would become an actress or not, if not the brother, who like acting. He helped his shy, squeezed and insecure sister to try her hand at movies. After brother, she went to new York, where she immediately drew the attention of scouts from modeling agencies. Earned photo shoots on the money Julia spent on sessions with a speech therapist and acting classes. Eric Roberts, who at that time already appeared, helped her to find her place in Hollywood. Arriving there in 1987, two years later, she received a Golden globe for her role in the film “Steel magnolias.” And soon her brother could not vie with her in fees and popularity.
The 1990s became its finest hour in the movies. After the movie “Pretty woman” Julia Roberts came to worldwide popularity, and her fees rose to millions. The success cemented the movies “sleeping with the enemy”, “Die young”, “my best friend’s Wedding”, “Notting hill” and “Runaway bride.” And in the early 2000s, Julia Roberts was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood. For her role in “Erin Brockovich”, she was awarded the “Oscar”, and for participation in the film “Smile Mona Lisa”, it received a record $ 25 million.
Julia Roberts became the first actress graced the cover of Vogue and 12x officially recognized as the most beautiful woman in the world. Despite the incredible popularity, the love of the audience and numerous awards, she continued to worry about appearance. If tall she resigned, a big mouth, which the journalists called “sensitive”, still seemed to her ugly, and a gorgeous head of hair she was referred to as the “bloody straw”.
In 50 years, the actress admits: “I would like to rewind my life back to start her with more confidence. I think many women are hurt to increase your self-esteem, what I wish”.
The last time Julia Roberts appeared in films rarely. She decided to change the pace of life and to give more time to the family because at the age of 37 she gave birth to long-awaited twins, to education, which the actress treated very seriously. “With the birth of children life has become slower, longer – because richer. Maybe that’s also why the kids, which I started after 18 years of work, was regarded as a reward for those 18 years of tension”, – said the actress.
Her children don’t know that their mother – a star of world level, you don’t watch movies with her, for them she just wants to be a mom: “once we all tried not to focus on my profession to the attention of the kids… Mom is mom. I try to evaluate yourself sane: how an ordinary woman with an unusual occupation. In me there is nothing outstanding, it’s a profession sets me apart in italics”.
His main achievement she sees not in a multimillion-dollar earnings and not the worldwide popularity. The actress admits: “Luxury for me, and indeed luxury in the modern world is the ability to do what you want, do what you want, to live according to own choice and desire… I guess I kind of downshifter. Not in the sense of one who is content with little, and those who do not want to achieve, who does not recognize the category of purpose, who allows himself the luxury of not be up to date fashion whatever it is. Who shares the concept of “Antiochus” – remember, in the “Generation X” by Douglas Coupland: work year, earn another year a year nothing doing – Smoking weed, traveling through India. It’s me.”