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5 Reasons I Can’t Stop Watching Julia Robert’s Movies
(ie: Why we should totally do lunch and become besties…)
(**you would insert your favorite celebrity)
1.) Her Infectious Laugh
I like to surround myself with people who are genuinely joyful and happy. The first time I saw Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, I just knew she was someone who, if she were not incredibly famous and likely guarded as to who she befriends, I would love to have as a good friend – simply because she embodies happy.
If you see her in interviews, read transcripts of interviews, you can just tell that she is a very joy filled person who enjoys a good laugh, and I find that when I surround myself with people like that, I, myself, am more joyful. Plain and simple.
But, since I can’t be Julia’s bestie – I watch her movies and they take me to my happy place, which will have to suffice.
2.) She Chooses Strong Women to Play
If a movie has Julia Roberts as the main character, I am going to watch it. My first Julia Roberts movie was of course, Pretty Woman. I loved that even though her character was selling her body…she still had limits – she didn’t do drugs and she flossed her teeth. (You can’t neglect your gums!) And in the end, she evolved and grew as a person which is a message in the movie that many probably missed. There was more to the story than the shopping and the ridiculously good looking Mr. Gere, which is probably one of the reasons why she took the role.
I love that in Erin Brockovich she was portraying a no-nonsense single mother who managed to create a professional life for herself using her smarts, strong will and hard work. Sure, the boobs helped at times, but she had tenacity and personally, I love a good underdog story.
Julia is fantastic with strong women story lines.
3.) She Chooses To Play Inspiring Roles That Make You Think
In Steel Magnolia’s she was lovely and while her role was small, she was inspiring in that the character had the guts to live her life the way she deemed she should. Eat, Pray, Love – a story of someone who dares to take a risk and start again. Erin Brockovich – bold, strong, risk taker. All women who make you think.
Something to Talk About – she dared to leave her cheating husband and start all over again. In StepMom, she takes on the delicate role of a woman who enters the lives of children losing their mother, a mother who isn’t ready to face the changes that her divorce brings let alone the reality of her death. It’s empowering watching those stories unfold through the character that Julia plays, as well as the others, and I always get something from how she does it.
4.) Julia is Just Plain Fun
Julia is also just plain fun, whether in a role or when you see her on a talk show or read her in an interview. While Runaway Bride and My Best Friend’s Wedding weren’t blockbusters, she was a ton a fun to watch in those movies which is probably why I’m looking forward to seeing her latest movie Mirror, Mirror. I’ve always loved a cheesy romantic comedy or any comedy for that matter – especially with one of my favorite leading ladies.
a bit of trivia, the guy she’s supposed to marry in Runaway Bride (the last one before Richard Gere)- the coach played by Christopher Meloni? You know…Detective Stabler on Law & Order SVU? …his niece was in my 5th grade class. I’m pretty sure Christopher Meloni’s sister didn’t like me that much. Not because her daughter didn’t do well or anything, she was a great kid, I just got the feeling she didn’t like me….anyway…that’s about as close as I get to a famous person….
4.) Julia is Authentic and Real
Julia Roberts is the real deal. Whenever you see her being interviewed she seems to be completely comfortable in her own skin. When she was giving her Oscar speech for Erin Brockovich, her sweet, real nature radiated…and that laugh. Love it.
She has made a decision to not let Hollywood define her and how she will live her life too, which is rare. I found these few quotes that she made regarding aging and Hollywood that I loved:
“I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy and when I’m confounded,” the face of Lancôme and mother of three told Elle about her opposition to plastic surgery. Adds Roberts, “I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates.”
“I just take comfort that if I’m this old, Richard Gere is a whole lot older than me.”
– Julia Roberts, on being 42 compared to herPretty Woman costar, who’s 60, on Live! With Regis and Kelly
I love them because they make me laugh…and they make me feel better in my own skin. Someone I look up to, a beauty icon is making it ok for me to have wrinkles and flaws…that’s the kind of person I want representing mothers and beauty.
Now if only I could meet Julia and we could have lunch – we both have twins, we both love to laugh and we both love Oprah. It’s totally possible that we would make really great friends.
Julia, if you’re reading this….call me, m’kay? Lunch is on me!
Who’s your must watch celebrity?