Don’t let that smile and Georgia guffaw fool you. Even before she played a character everyone had to hide the sweet tea from in Steel Magnolias, Julia Roberts has wandered Hollywood spritzed with the scent of Chanel No. 5 and DIVA JUICE. But now she says marriage has made her a reformed diva. Mmhmm.
Julia is about to turn 50, so Harper’s Bazaar honored her with a cover and asked her to dish about her life wisdom and reflect on the $20 million-a-film years. Julia comes right out of the gate and admits she was kind of an asshole in her early days: “I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films.” BUT! Being with Danny Moder has apparently softened her asshole side.
“It was meeting Danny…finding my person. When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him. Everything has come from that for me.”
There have always been loud murmurs that Julia should really be known as America’s Sourtart. Her half-sister said she was never nice regarding her weight, which is why she got gastric bypass surgery. And we all remember the “A Low Vera” thing. But the real tea dates back to 2010 when Julianna Margulies dropped by David Letterman’s show to promote the then-new The Good Wife and dole stories from her waitressing days. In short, the only thing a restaurant should fear more than a surprise health inspection is a hungry Julia:
“She’s lovely…when you’re not waiting on her.” HAHAHA! I remember watching that with my parents and my mom was ready to throw the TV all the way to Kansas. How could that E.R. hussy speak ill words of Pretty Woman?! Pretty easily, that’s how, Mawmaw! Juliana claimed Julia apologized to her, and I’m sure she just loooooooved having her restaurant antics spread over late-night television. But at least the waiters at the Times Square Olive Garden can sleep easy knowing there’s not a chance Julia will shove a breadstick up their nostril for bringing out the Olive Garden brand red wine when she requested a white wine spritzer the next time she drops by.