Julia Roberts is obviously pretty but she recently admitted that although she has always been confident in her looks, she has also wondered how she compared to other female actresses.
She said that she once thought she was prettier than some big name celebrities, including Halle Berry.
“I think I’ve always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls. For example, I’ve never been chosen as ‘one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.’ And honestly, it’s a godsend,” the actress said. “When I was younger, I’d think, ‘Oh, I’m the prettiest one. It’s not Halle Berry. It’s not!’ But it is, you know?”
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Roberts went on to talk about how her idea of beauty has changed over the years and how she has come to realize that she doesn’t always have to look her best to go out in public.
Still, she said that people expect her to look good at all times and even when she doesn’t feel like dressing up and putting on makeup, she feels guilty and insecure.
“I certainly think about it more now. It used to be a friend could call me at 3 in the afternoon and say, ‘I have a premiere tonight. Will you come?’ And I’d just take a shower and go. I wore a lot of vintage then. I had a navy military jacket and striped leggings I wore all the time. Those were the fun old days. People were less judgmental, less searing in their assessment of what you dare wear to the drugstore.”
She also admitted that she sometimes lets her kids help her pick out her outfits.
“Often I’ll let the kids look at my outfit choices and say, ‘What do you like better—this or this?’ I just try to not take it so seriously. And it can be stressful on the red carpet. So it doesn’t matter how much you dress up or bejewel yourself, you’ve still got to feel like you.”
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