Julia Roberts Talks About Being a Proud Mom, and Avoiding the Internet

By Shamecca Harris

Nov 11, 2013 12:21pm
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Julia Roberts is not only a remarkable actress, she’s also a proud mom. The 46-year-old star appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s December issue and, in a candid interview, reveals how she juggles work and family.

“It’s my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days,” she said. “You have pride in how you take care of your family.”

Roberts, who has a new movie scheduled for Christmas called “August: Osage County,” has been married to cameraman Danny Moder for 11 years. The couple have three children together, twins Hazel and Finn, 8, and Henry, 6.

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When she’s not catering to her brood, Roberts takes steps to take care of herself. And part of that care means staying off the Internet, said the actress. In the interview, Roberts confessed she steers clear of social media sites and avoids looking up her name in Google.

“It’s kind of like cotton candy,” she explained. “It looks so appealing, and you just can’t resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant.”

“I have too much potential for collapse,” she continued. “There’s an anonymity that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you’re really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up.”

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When asked to reveal her thoughts on a potential Oscar win for her latest film “August: Osage County,” the Academy Award winning actress had this to say: “Now that I’m a grown-up person and have things of such greater value to pin my idea of joy and fullness on, if something like that were to happen again, my feeling of thrill would be defined in a completely different way.”

Family comes first for this mother of three, who ended the interview in time to pick her children up from school.

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