This morning, Julia Roberts and the cast of Eat Pray Love (sans James Franco) sat down with reporters to discuss their new film.
This morning, Julia Roberts and the cast of Eat Pray Love (sans James Franco) sat down with reporters to discuss their new film. As leading lady, Roberts was obviously the focus of the press attention, as she rattled off stories about working with Javier Bardem — whom she says she was "terrified" to work with at first — and how much weight she really gained while shooting with all that pasta (for the record, she looked amazing in person). Read on to hear her thoughts!
On if she had read the book before shooting:
Julia Roberts: I had read it before it became so widely popular, and I thought it was so terrific 30 pages into it, that I went on Amazon.com and sent one to my best friend in Chicago, and said, "Let's read this."
On her own love advice to young women:
JR: Talk to your mother. Get your mother to tell you what she really knows, and don't take advice from actors. We don't know anything.
On her many outfits in the film:
JR: I think the most costume changes I've had in a movie is maybe 40 or 50. I think that's maybe average. This, by the time I think we were done, was maybe 103. [Michael Dennison] worked tirelessly over making it really authentic and making it great . . . It was like wardrobe Olympics, this movie.
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