Belfast Telegraph

Julia Roberts admits to film nerves

Julia Roberts has claimed she still gets nervous about her new film projects, including her latest movie.

However the Pretty Woman star said the nerves - about the big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love - were a good thing.

"If I'm not feeling anxious and excited and nervous, then I haven't invested much in it and I shouldn't be there," she said. "So, really, I just want to put myself in a position where I am really feeling like I have to ramp up and accomplish my goals."

And Julia wasn't the only one feeling anxious - director Ryan Murphy confessed facing a bout of nerves before meeting his star.

"I was really nervous before I met her because I have been a fan, too. I have seen all of her movies," he said.

"Nothing surprises me about her because what you see is what you get with Julia, which is why I think people love her and why she lasts and continues to last. Because she is very sincere, very empathetic, and compassionate. What I didn't know is how funny she was."


From Belfast Telegraph