Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks are going back to school in the upcoming comedy "Larry Crowne."
The film stars Hanks as a middle-aged man who loses his job and enrolls in junior college, where he meets cranky instructor Roberts. The Oscar-winning actress admits she wasn't quite sure she would make the grade as a professor.
"This was my first college experience," Roberts tells the June issue of W magazine. "And the first time I had to speak in front of a classroom, I was apoplectic. All these faces looking up at me, thinking, What is she going to teach us? I needed to find my composure. It was very hard—it was terrible, in fact."
Read the full interview with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in W
Hanks, who scripted and directed the movie, tells W he wrote the part specifically for Roberts. "I had some teachers who looked like Julia. I would see them and think, I love you," he says. "So there was never anyone but Julia. Still, even after she said yes, I was the boss. That meant I got to say, 'You don’t wear this dress, you wear that dress.'"
Besides telling Roberts what to wear, Hanks also told her what to drink.
Photos: More shots from Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks' W photo shoot
“I spend a lot of the movie woozy," she says. "Why did Tom Hanks think of me when he thought of a drunken schoolteacher? What does that mean? He has me chugging margaritas. It’s hard to chug a margarita! I asked why it couldn’t be straight liquor, and he said it was funnier if it was a drink made in a blender."
"Larry Crowne" arrives in theaters July 1. The June issue of W hits newsstands May 24.
Tom Hanks is dead, he just died in spiritual conflict. 2-3-2012.
I'm a fan of them both, will make sure to watch this!
Holly is right, Julia did play an art professor in Mon Lisa Smile. Tom Hanks has become a talented writer and director, so this has possibilities.
Never wouldve thought those 2 would make a movie together. Interesting. Plot sound like it could be pretty funny. Probably better than anything else Hollywood has been putting out lately.
they did do a movie together...Charlie Wilson's War.
So doo I.. it was an honor! to double for her... .
I love her. 50lb stool
I've stunt doubled as her lips.
didn't she play a professor in Mona Lisa Smile?
Yeah, that's what I said.
@N; well if you like it, it will suck.
u guys are gonna go with peace?really?
Me either. If Peace says its ok then I bet it is.
If Peace said it will be ok i wont say bad things about it. She is a super nice person.
Hanks just wants to plug her rump.
Hanks enjoys walking around with a lump of butt chocolate in his drawers.
I like Tom Hanks, this will probably be ok.
Is her husband Eric Roberts gonna be in the movie also?
Hey Wink? Eric Roberts is her brother. Get a clue before you open your piehole.
I thought Eric was her cousin.
Eric Roberts is her older brother. Emma Roberts is his daugher.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,742 other followers