I was a huge fan of Julia Roberts when she was in Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Then I don’t know why (either I changed and became jaded or she really did become more smug with success), when she straightened her hair and dyed it blonde and talked a whole lot with that know it all tone, I started to find her a bit annoying. I also did not think she deserved the Oscar for Erin Brokovich, but then I didn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow deserved it either. At the same time, since we’re talking about oscars, I really wanted Tom Hanks to get one for Cast Away. That movie was so touching. I am gonna be scolded by Julia Roberts fans, I just know it.
But I really want to watch ‘Eat Pray Love’. And I do respect Julia for looking real and not succumbing to botox. Although the book seemed a tad self-indulgent to me, I found the journey in spanning the 3 countries enlivening. In a way I didn’t like that the character ended up with a guy again. I wanted her to be strong, by herself. I would like to watch a movie with that ending. I guess I liked Pretty Woman because at the end she says “and she rescued him right back’ and who could forget the line ‘Big, big mistake. Huge!’ to the haughty sales people who looked down on her and were mean to her. I still love that Julia who was so raw, cute and innocent.
Russhita Sigh who has a role in Julia’s latest Movie, revealed:
“I play Tulsi, an Indian girl, in EAT PRAY LOVE that has Julia Roberts in the lead. We shot for a month in India last year. We actually mopped the floor and recited Sanskrit shlokas together. In fact I was impressed with Julia’s skills to recite the Sanskrit shlokas with utmost precision.”
‘Julia was present for my on-screen wedding. While I was dressed like an Indian bride for the sequence, Julia gladly draped the six yards saree and accessorized herself with traditional Indian bindi and payal. She was familiar with every ritual of the Indian wedding that was being acted out. She was also familiar with the rationale behind the saat pheras and the significance behind wearing bangles.’