Julia Roberts for ELLE, September 2010Anyone else counting the days until August 13 when the bestseller Eat Pray Love comes to the big screen? I loved the book and can't wait to see Julia Roberts bring the story and travelogue to life in living color. Italy! India! Bali! Yes!
Until then, we'll have to make do with a fantastic sneak peek of Julia's fashion-lovely cover shoot and interview feature in the September issue of ELLE, which will hit newsstands August 11.
You'll love what Julia Roberts has to say about her husband and triplets. I think it's the sweetest metaphor for family ever!
Plus, she opens up about acting, working with George Clooney and all those other Ocean's movie boys, and her thoughts on Botox, plastic surgery, and opting to age naturally.
Isn't Julia absolutely stunning in this lace Dolce & Gabbana dress? Beautiful.
Julia's wearing: Cotton and lace dress, $4,795, silk and lace bodysuit, $1,295, both, Dolce & Gabbana, at select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques nationwide. Platinum and diamond bracelet, Bulgari, price upon request. Her own rings.
Julia's wearing: Leather and shearling coat, Burberry, $2,995, visit Burberry.com. 1960s Thea Porter embroidered chiffon dress, from Decades Inc., L.A., price upon request. Suede hat with pheasant feather, Eugenia Kim, $310. Pearl, ruby, emerald, and rose-cut diamond bead necklace set in gold, Neil Lane Jewelry, price upon request. Fossilized-ivory heart pendant necklace, $1,505, beaded bracelets with lapis, carnelian, or onyx, $245–$715, all, Me&Ro. Enamel bracelets set in yellow gold, some with sapphires or diamonds, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., prices upon request. Nylon socks, We Love Colors, $5. Leather boots, Bess, $440.
And here's what Julia Roberts has to say about: family, acting, and Botox:
-- On her triplets with husband Danny Moder: "The children became the shooting stars of him, of that thing we have. How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces."
-- On her acting skills: "I have no acting technique. And there's nothing more boring than actors sitting around talking about acting."
-- On working with directors: "I'm always asking those guys to tell me what they want. The same with George Clooney. ‘Name it for me,' I tell him, ‘and I'll do it.'"
-- On behind the scenes with the cast of the Ocean's movies: "Those boys! I was the only girl there. One day George Clooney put these giant potted trees in front of my door so that I couldn't get out to work. I pride myself on being punctual! You didn't want to leave your camera lying around, either. People were breaking into each other's rooms, taking them, and let's just say you didn't want your mom picking up your photos at Walgreens! Photos of unidentifiable body parts."
-- On Botox/the plastic surgery trend in Hollywood: "It's unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don't even give themselves a chance to see what they'll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I'll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy, and when I'm confounded. Your face tells a story ... and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office."
To check out more cover shoot photos, see ELLE.com and the September issue of ELLE, on sale August 11.
Are you going to see the movie Eat Pray Love when it comes out?
Images via Elle.com, Tom Munro, and Carter Smith