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Julia Roberts Covers Entertainment Weekly: I Gained 10 Pounds Filming Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts on Eating Her Way Through Eat Pray Love

With the highly anticipated Eat Pray Love opening just weeks away, Julia Roberts is everywhere. And this is not a bad thing, BTW. BuzzSugar was lucky enough to catch up with the actress recently, and amongst other things, Julia talked about all the pasta and pizza she had to eat during filming. She told Buzz that she must have gained something like 11 pounds while filming in Italy, but "loved every pound." Julia is also on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly, where she talks more about food, but also about exercising and training for a half-marathon. Julia ran in the Santa to the Sea half-marathon last December with a time of 2:29:47.

Here are the EW interview highlights:

  • On gaining weight while filming: "Pizza was what I ate all day. By the time we left Rome, I was seven to 10 pounds heavier. I could've used a bigger pair of jeans when I went off to India!"
  • On training for a half-marathon while in India: "I trained a lot while I was doing the movie and it was so hot there. I think it was to my advantage that I had trained under such dire circumstances."
  • On exercising: "I must admit, I don't love exercise, but I do love how I feel afterward: accomplishment, clarity, energy, strength, joy. These are all things I give myself through working out, and I can feel it in everything I do."
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ekstor ekstor 5 years
Indeed, she probably does look good with the extra 11lb. The problem of course is if keeping that weight on requires eating pizza all the time. I know Julia did what she had to for this role, so I don't criticize her decision. But I think we need to be careful about how we compliment someone's appearance. Just as we encourage everyone to embrace those with figures larger than the society-accepted norm... we should learn to embrace those who may appear to us to be skinny/bony/too-thin if indeed they are living a healthy life.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I think she looks pretty good with the extra 11 lbs on her. She is still nowhere near being fat or anything.
Diana615 Diana615 5 years
Can't wait to see the movie! She's great in everything she does.
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