ELLEâ€™s September cover girl Julia Roberts opens up.
On her family with husband Danny Moder: â€œThe 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.â€
On her acting skills: â€œI have no acting technique. And thereâ€™s nothing more boring than actors sitting around talking about acting.â€
On working with directors: â€œIâ€™m always asking those guys to tell me what they want. The same with George Clooney. â€˜Name it for me,â€™ I tell him, â€˜and Iâ€™ll do it.â€™â€
On behind the scenes with the cast of the Oceanâ€™s movies: â€œThose boys! I was the only girl there. One day George Clooney put these giant potted trees in front of my door so that I couldnâ€™t get out to work.
I pride myself on being punctual! You didnâ€™t want to leave your camera lying around, either, People were breaking into each otherâ€™s rooms, taking them, and letâ€™s just say you didnâ€™t want your mom picking up your photos at Walgreens! Photos of unidentifiable body parts.â€
On botox/the plastic surgery trend in Hollywood: â€œItâ€™s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women donâ€™t even give themselves a chance to see what theyâ€™ll look like as older persons.
I want to have some idea of what Iâ€™ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when Iâ€™m pissed, when Iâ€™m happy, and when Iâ€™m confounded.
Your face tells a storyâ€¦ and it shouldnâ€™t be a story about your drive to the doctorâ€™s office.â€