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Julia Roberts – Brutally Honest About Her “I Was My Priority” Attitude as a Young Actress

Less than a month before she celebrates her 50th birthday, the gorgeous Julia Roberts has come clean about her “selfish” attitude as a budding actress.

In her candid confession to Harper’s Bazaar – while she features on the cover of its November issue – she talks about her early days as an actress when she was, basically, selfish and self-centered – Aren’t we all?

“I was my priority,” The Pretty Woman accepts. “[I was] a selfish little brat running around making films.”

Well, if nothing else, the Notting Hill star deserves commendation for being bravely honest – if you will!

However, there was a transformation in her outlook after she met Danny Moder, her cinematographer husband of 15 years, on the set of The Mexican in 2000.

When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him,” the Oscar-winning star says – speaking about her husband to Harper’s Bazaar. “Everything has come from that for me”.

The couple tied the knot in 2002 and they are blessed with three children – 12-year-old twins Hazel and Finn and 10-year-old Henry.

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

“I just wait to see what comes along, as opposed to looking for it. It makes it fun and organic,” she justifies her selective approach toward films. “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!”

She always was choosy about films even when she was somewhat of a struggler in the movie biz, she says.

“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 20s, because I was being offered scripts and thinking ‘Is it me or is this all just crap?'” she recalls.

“I figured I could cover my rent and wait for something good. I’d been spoiled 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!'”

Talking about her professional relationship with husband Moder, she says:

“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.”

While the ambition still burns, she is also quite content with where she has reached. “There are great things I’ve accomplished and I’d be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband,” she says. “But you know what? I’ve been spoiled already.”

Julia Roberts’ upcoming film Wonder is due to hit U.S. theatres on November 17, this year.

Here’s the basic storyline of the film by IMDbPro.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

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