“They say I can open movies, and that’s nice in that it puts into people’s minds that women can do it. It’s not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys.”
One of my favorite actresses of all time is Julia Roberts. I mean, how can you not love her smile? I know we all know her classic romantic comedies, such as My Best Friend’s Wedding or the Runaway Bride, but Julia Roberts has had a long and illustrious career. I found out so much about her, her personality in the media, and her career from just doing a little digging. She seems, quirky, funny, dorky, and beautiful; and to learn more about Julia Roberts, check out my biography post here.
Julia Roberts always comes out with quotations that seem real, not things just made up to tell reporters. She gives us a little taste of who she is through her words. They aren’t big words we can’t understand, and they are not the most eloquently said. But, they make a lot of sense and they definitely inspired me! I loved how in this quotation, Roberts just says it flat out- she was happy to finally be in the same category as the men that rule Hollywood. Finally, people were saying she brought people to theaters and money to the box office, a title that has been held and is still being held by so many of Hollywood’s favorite guys. When Roberts became a super star in the 90’s, it was even harder to make a serious statement then. She was a trailblazer in the sense that she took on girly roles in romantic comedies, and still demanded to be taken seriously as an actor, which most women who played those roles were not. Roberts is a serious and extremely talented actor, and gained respect choosing both fun and deep-thinking roles. Watch some of her movies, and take a lesson from a pro! You can do what you want, and be taken seriously!