They said whaaat?! Julia Roberts talks to #HarpersBazaar.

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“I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films.”

“It was meeting Danny…finding my person. When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him. Everything has come from that for me.”

“There’s comfort there, but also terror, which is a good combination. Terror because the person I want to impress most is looking right at me.” On working with her husband.

“If I wasn’t here today, I’d be in the carpool lane ferrying my kids to school.”

“Too much thinking and pondering, it’s exhausting me. Because we’re still moving forward, aren’t we?” On turning 50 and preferring to look ahead rather than back:

“I just wait to see what comes along, as opposed to looking for it. It makes it fun and organic…there’s an almost unfair bar that a script has to attain for me to say, ‘I’m going to drop everything for this.’ Sometimes I think, ‘I’m pretending my name is Jane and I work in a bank. That’s kinda silly – I’m a grown-up woman!”

“Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing. That’s your anchor. Cultivate your taste and decision making. I didn’t work for a couple of years in my twenties, because I was being offered scripts and thinking ‘Is it me or is this all just crap?’ I figured I could cover my rent and wait for something good. I’d been spoilt with some great jobs already, so I was like,
‘Why do that part with that person, when I was just doing that part with these people!”

“I put down my stone in a path that will keep going, and I’m proud of that, but I don’t feel it’s my place to bang the drum at this time. I just don’t get all crazy over things. I have a maternal approach: ‘OK, everybody settle down, we’ll figure this out.'” On the gender pay gap in Hollywood:

“Deep down, we all know you can’t stand on the top point of a pinnacle on your tiptoes, and not at some point lose your balance, or get tired, or say, ‘OK somebody else take over, I have to go to the bathroom.’ There are great things I’ve accomplished and I’d be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband. But you know what? I’ve been spoilt already.”

Read interview here