Even Julia Roberts has an insecurity or two
August 1st, 2010
01:30 PM ET

Even Julia Roberts has an insecurity or two

In the upcoming romantic drama "Eat, Pray, Love," Julia Roberts plays a woman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. It seems the actress has also learned some life lessons of her own along the way, especially when it comes to accepting her appearance.

Though she's constantly landing a spot on those Most Beautiful People lists, 42-year-old Roberts admits she isn't always thrilled with what she sees in the mirror.

"I'm human. Sometimes I, like anybody, wake up in the morning and go, 'Really? This is the starting point?'" she said in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

"Haven't you ever picked up a picture of yourself from, like, five years ago, and you look at yourself and you just go, 'I had no appreciation for how lovely I looked, how fit and healthy I looked.'"

So upon further reflection, the Lancome spokesperson and mother of three has learned to see herself differently.

"Now I say, 'Now listen. Ten years from now, you're really going to think you should have appreciated yourself more,'" she told EW.

Most important, said Roberts, "I'm raising a daughter, and I really want to empower her by example."

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. LaLa

    I think she still looks great!

    August 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sharon McEachern


    Julia admits to gaining 10 pounds while making the movie in Italy. While filming in Naples, she claimed that she would eat mabye 8 slices of pizza in the morning before shooting the film.

    I've got bad news for Julia - currently investigators believe that many of Naples delicious pizzas baked in wood-burning stoves are tainted by being baked with wood from human COFFINS that were stolen by GRAVE ROBBERS. Yum-yum! Ethic soup has a good post on this at:


    August 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lara

    I wish I had her hair !!

    August 3, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Boof

    "Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder", which is good in some cases. However, there are times when I wish I was blind ad a bat.

    August 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PiercedPsycho

    A friend of mine has worked with her before, and apparently she's a complete beast to work with.

    August 2, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. elway


    August 2, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nut Case

    Go see a shrink you Bimbo..

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Quack

    The original duckface.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. jena

    She's not so pretty anymore.

    August 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |

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