August 18th, 2010
05:22 PM ET
While Julia Roberts is out promoting her new film “Eat, Pray, Love,” she’d rather not talk about the “Pray” parts of her own life.
According to JustJared.com, the actress said Wednesday that she doesn’t like to discuss her religious beliefs in public.
“I’ve realized something my mother told me 22 years ago,” she told the audience gathered at an "Eat, Pray, Love" press conference in Tokyo, Japan. “You’re an actor, act. Don’t talk about politics or religion.”
Roberts grew up with a Catholic mother and Baptist father, but told Elle magazine that she was “definitely a practicing Hindu.” Roberts and her family go to temple to “chant and pray and celebrate” together, she said.
In the movie, Roberts plays a recently-divorced woman looking to better herself in three different areas – pleasure, devotion and life balance.
The 42-year-old actress’s new movie was released on August 13 and debuted second to “The Expendables” over the weekend, earning $23.7 million at the box office.
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