If you think this 44-year-old, (Pretty Woman), and one of our favorite Mom In The Mix, would be willing to trade places with someone half her age now think again.
These days, the actress says,
“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.”
In her April issue of Vanity Fair, Roberts, who’s made an effort to shield her three children twins; Hazel and Finn (7) and son; Henry (4), she shares the fact that her kids don’t actually understand that she’s, well Julia Roberts.
Case in point: When the star was out in public with her family recently. “Somebody said as we were walking past, ‘Oh, that’s Julia Roberts,’” she recalls. “We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, ‘Yeah, my mom’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.”
Still, there are times when Roberts clearly worries about the ramifications that come with her kids — who she’s raising with cameraman husband Danny Moder — growing up as the children of a celebrity. Roberts even recalls talking to one Meryl Streep’s daughters, 25-year-old Grace Gummer, about growing up in the same situation, which turned out to be a rather comforting conversation.
“I asked, ‘Were you happy?’ Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information. I said, ‘How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?’” Roberts recalls. “She said, ‘I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.’ I said, ‘Were you cool with it?’ She said, ‘Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma.’ So that was hopeful.”
The Academy Award winner may be one of the most famous film actresses in the world, but it sounds like she’s more excited about getting back to the stage than the screen.
“It’s like childbirth: you don’t know until you’ve done it, but you get a little bit away from it and you go, ‘Of course, I want to do that again,” Roberts explain. “You get sucked back into doing theater, because it’s really thrilling.”
Keywords: Angelyna Martinez, Finn, Hazel, Henry, Julia Roberts, Mari Deno, Meryl Streep, Mirror Mirror, Momz in the Mix, Vanity Fair April issue 2012