Tuesday 17 October 2017

Julia: Director made me do rom-com

Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day
Julia Roberts says Gary Marshall made her do Valentine's Day

Julia Roberts has said director Gary Marshall made her appear in Valentine's Day.

The Oscar-winning actress - who in the past has said she didn't want to go back to romantic comedies - worked with Gary on Pretty Woman and The Runaway Bride, and plays a US servicewoman in his latest ensemble-cast movie.

Julia revealed: "Gary made me do it - it's not that I'm anti-romantic comedy, which always ends up being the favourite interpretation of me saying I don't want to do some specific thing."

She continued: "I like being funny, I like being romantic, it's just there aren't that many challenging difficult scripts to find that are original or interesting, particularly when you're 41.

"Gary found this great script and I think it's really sweet and refreshing and touching. The part that he asked me to play was incredibly appropriate to my sensibilities and how I feel about love and the world and I was more than happy to take the part."

The actress, who is now 42, was delighted to work with Gary again.

She said: "It's always the same, really, I love Gary, I owe him my entire career."

Gary revealed: "I've been through stages with her, I stay the same and she grows up, we had her 21st birthday on the set of Pretty Woman. The difference between then and now, on Runaway Bride, she had a cell phone, she didn't have that on Pretty Woman, so that's a whole dimension and now on this one, she's a mature lady who has three kids and she's very secure."

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