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Thursday 26 April 2018

Julia Roberts: I did not copy Anna Wintour's hairstyle for my new film

Julia Roberts arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Mother's Day at the TCL Chinese Theatre (AP)
Julia Roberts arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Mother's Day at the TCL Chinese Theatre (AP)
Anna Wintour and Robert De Niro attend the Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of The First Monday In May in New York (AP)

Julia Roberts insisted she did not intend to copy the look of Anna Wintour for her new film Mother's Day as she joined co-star Jennifer Aniston at the movie's world premiere.

The Oscar-winning actress stars in the romantic comedy as a tough-talking television host with a short-bob hairstyle, drawing comparisons to Vogue's editor-in-chief.

But Roberts, 48, insisted she had no intention of imitating Wintour's distinctive style as she spoke on the red carpet at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

She told the Press Association: "I've heard a lot about my look in the movie. There's a lot of interpretation about my look.

"I wish I could have put that much thought into it. It was kind of quick putting it together."

Comedian Jack Whitehall, who is part of the star-studded ensemble cast, revealed his father is "sceptical" about his plans for a movie career despite co-starring with Hollywood royalty Roberts and Aniston.

The English comic, who hosts BBC Two chat show Backchat with his father Michael, said he did not want to give him the "satisfaction" of returning to the UK having failed to succeed in Tinseltown.

He told the Press Association: "He very much feels I will be coming back with my tail between my legs any time soon, which I probably will and he'll probably be proved right. But let's not try to give him that satisfaction."

Whitehall, 27, plays an English stand-up comedian in the film and joked that the role took "a lot of soul-searching".

"I went very method," he said. "I started about 10 years ago and I've continued ever since.

"It makes a change from Bad Education and any of those other things I've done. Julia Roberts was never in Bad Education."

Aniston said she wanted to make the film - which also stars Kate Hudson, Timothy Olyphant and Jason Sudeikis - in order to work with Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall.

She told reporters: "It's a family set, it's a family affair, everyone is just having a good time."

Mother's Day is released in UK cinemas in June.

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