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Julia Roberts Vanity Fair Magazine April 2012 Issue Pictures and Interview

Julia Roberts Reflects on Fame and Bad Advice in Vanity Fair

Julia Roberts covers Vanity Fair's brand-new April issue. She chatted up her forthcoming movie Mirror Mirror, which will be out on March 29. The film pairs Julia with up-and-coming actress Lily Collins, as well as Armie Hammer. However, the business of moviemaking is a different one for Lily, as Julia tells writer Sam Kashner. Julia reflected on how tough it is for people just starting out, avoiding overexposure, and managing to keep her kids unaware of her fame. Julia told the magazine:

  • On her kids not knowing she's famous: "[Once] on a crowded street, and somebody noticed me, and then another person noticed. Somebody said as we were walking past, 'Oh, that's Julia Roberts.' We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, 'Yeah, my mum's Julia Robinson.' That's what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person."
  • On not taking bad advice: "[There was] a time when I was encouraged — as all young actresses are — you know, 'You’ve got to keep going; you've got to get out there.'"
  • On how Hollywood has changed since she started: "The business is so different; you can never be that new girl that has that moment of 'Where’d she come from?' There's the express elevator and there's rehab. It's so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs."

Photos courtesy Mario Sorrenti exclusively for Vanity Fair

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