Julia Roberts reminisced about her most famous roles in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show Friday morning.
When people approach the uber-famous star in public, they typically reach far back in her repertoire, Roberts said. “I hear Pretty Woman more than any other movie,” Roberts said. She said she asks if they know anything more recent, but fans love her 1990s roles.
Lauer shared that his favorite scene from the hit rom-com is when Roberts’ character returns to a shop after her makeover and tells the sales girl she made a “Big mistake! Big! Huge!” Roberts recited the famous line before it could play on the screen behind her.
When Lauer brought up another of Roberts’ career-making ’90s films, Notting Hill, she started in on the iconic line from that as well: “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
The actress also talked about balancing motherhood with her career as a movie star. “I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished in my career and what I had done in the 18 years of my career before I had kids,” the star said. “By then I felt I had really earned staying home and raising my kids and being with my family.”
As for her kids, they may be getting a new present in the near future. Roberts’ Oscar statue, which she won for her lead role in Erin Brokovitch in 2000, is still in her sister’s apartment, she told Lauer. “I’m going to go get it. I’m going to go get it and take it home,” Roberts said. “It can be Ken’s competition for Barbie’s affection.”
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