Julia Roberts cops an attitude with the media on the red carpet! Roberts doesn’t do many projects since the birth of her children, so you’d think she would be a little nicer when she did come back, so she got favorable reviews. But Julia was nasty!
More pictures after the snub…
Julia was on the red carpet for her movie premier Duplicity, which also co-stars Clive Owen. She was all smiles for other reporters and doing sound bites until she reached the Fox News. According to them:
Mother now of three kids, she probably doesn’t have the time to read anything. She certainly doesn’t read this column. When she saw me last night at the premiere of her sleek new thriller, “Duplicity,” Roberts didn’t hesitate to cut me dead. She was rude, downright nasty, and dismissive. She snubbed me in front of other people to make her point, and later cut in between me and director Tony Gilroy to make her point. Her behavior was unexpected and chilling.
So what was the problem? Her officious publicist, Marcy Engelman, said: “She knows you broke the embargo on her play and wrote bad things about her.”
Indeed, a top agent at the party said, “Julia said, ‘that’s the man who writes bad things about me.’”
But the funny part is that what he wrote about her wasn’t mean or bad. What the writer actually wrote about her from Broadway was this:
“As for Julia: She was very good on Saturday afternoon. We heard her clearly in the last row. She has a strong stage presence and I suspect it will just get better and better as she warms up for opening night. She is funny and charming when appropriate, somber and grim with conviction too. She has all her lines digested and you cannot take your eyes off of her. She actually injects some life into that first-act character with some real Roberts sarcasm. It’s most welcome. In the second act, though, she combines her best riffs from her performances in “Steel Magnolias” and “Ready to Wear,” among others.
And she does not look thin, gaunt or unhappy. Quite to the contrary, she has a supple energy. Our audience went wild for her, with a standing ovation and cheering. So there.
Do you read anything mean in there? I don’t.