Julia Roberts Reveals Why She Passed On ‘Sleepless in Seattle’By: Meaghan Ellis - August 12, 2014
Julia Roberts is an amazing actress! There’s no denying her talent.
She’s best known for her stellar performances in notable films like Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Erin Brockovich. However, the 46-year-old actress recently revealed there was almost another popular film added to her long list of credits – Sleepless in Seattle.
During an interview with InStyle magazine, Roberts explained why she opted to pass on the starring role in the popular 1993 romantic-comedy film.
“I’d been offered Sleepless in Seattle, but couldn’t do it,” she said. “Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are just such a jewel of a fit in that. I guess what they did for that moment in time is sort of what Richard [Gere] and I were doing across town, you know?”
The Ocean’s Eleven actress shared details about the film during a discussion about her alleged “lack of ambition.” Although she admitted she doesn’t see herself as extremely ambitious, she also explained why she doesn’t view any prospective role as a missed opportunity.
“I always feel like there is room for everybody,” she added. “I don’t consider myself really all that ambitious. When I didn’t get a part – even when I was younger and needing to pay my rent – I would think, ‘Oh, someone else got it. She’s going to be so good.’ I never felt sour grapes.”
Roberts went on to share a few details about her home life outside of the spotlight while revealing the one question she never wants to be asked again.
“The question I’d never want to be asked again is, ‘how do you do it all?'” she said. “Because (a) I’m not nearly as busy as people think. (b) Half of everything just doesn’t get done. As long as no one is in tears, nobody smells bad and everyone’s sleeping peacefully, I’ve done my job. And (c) I have a supportive group of girlfriends, a great husband and an understanding family. The rest gets done with grit, spit and a whole lot of duct tape.”
Julia Roberts‘ latest film The Normal Heart is scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 26.
Image via Julia Roberts, Wikimedia Commons