Cover Girl: Julia Roberts for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on November 14, 2013

Julia Roberts is really annoyed with you right now.

 

“August: Osage County” star Julia Roberts covers the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Cedric Buchet and styled by Laura Ferrara.

 

Just bathe in her disapproving glare, darlings. Doesn’t it make you want to pick this up off the rack and put it on the conveyer belt next to your tampons and toilet cleaner?

On her career: “I think the reason I’ve been able to enjoy my career is that I always knew, for some reason – even when it was about getting a job to pay your bills and stuff – I always knew that it will surface, it will come. The things that are correct for me will come to me at the time that I am interested in them and have the capacity, the understanding, to do them.”

On social media: “It’s kind of like cotton candy: 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.”

On her Oscar chances: “Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn’t mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that’s impossible. 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.”

She always knew success and good things, correct things, were her destiny. Also, having to talk to the little people is gross and icky. And she’s a “grown-up person” now. Apparently she was some form of adult animal or insect prior to this.

Honestly, we’ll take a thousand relatively self-aware Gwyneths & Reeses over Julia, any day of the week. Gwyneth and Reese are hilarious in their judgmentalism and sorority girl bitchiness, and they both tend to own it on some level, but something about Julia just comes across … darker to us.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Cedric Buchet for Marie Claire Magazine]

    • Sobaika

      Irrational Hate List. Can’t be impartial.

      • Anna Vasquez

        Was just coming down here to say exactly this.

      • Danielle

        She wasn’t on my list until I saw “brawling with Meryl”. NO ONE BRAWLS WITH MY MERYL.

        • sagecreek

          Wait, she brawled with Meryl? How did I miss this? DETAILS PLS.

        • Zubair Ghumro

          They referring to one of the scenes of their upcoming movie; August; Osage County where Julia plays Meryl’s daughter and tries to grab the bottle of pills from her.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Excuse me, Totally Rational Hate List.

        • MilaXX

          Yep she deserves her place on mine.

        • sojourneryouth

          Right there with you. Cannot stand this horribly entitled, nearly talentless woman. I don’t see her looking at me with judgment on that awful cover. I see her needing to incorporate more fiber in her diet.

          • SRQkitten

            Once again my fellow kittens come through! I have never gotten the julialove and her comments make me shake my head further, what’s to like really?

        • GinnyThePainter

          First World Problems: now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts.

      • rage_on_the_page

        Well, rumor has it she’s a TOTAL not-nice-person in real life, so it may not be all that irrational :)

        • YoungSally

          I met her when I was on vacation in AZ a million years ago — she was pretty polite…and took workout classes with the plebes. She wasn’t “hi what’s your name” friendly (Tony Danza won that award) but she wasn’t off-putting or entitled like some guests.

      • lillyvonschtupp

        Whats not to hate?

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        Hmm… I’m more in the Irrationally Unable To Warm Up To Her Like Everyone Seems To Think I Should camp. But these are fine distinctions, so I’m aligning myself with you.

    • RussellH88

      Beyond the judgmental bitchface (and not the fierce kind, more of the nasty kind of bitchface), it’s a pretty bad picture of her. The pose is awkward looking and it looks like they stole Julianne Moore’s hair.

      • Snailstsichr

        Yes! I thought of Julianne Moore’s hair, too! I bet Julianne would be a lot more fun to hang with than Julia.

      • ccinnc

        Maybe Nina doesn’t like her. :)

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        I thought at first that it WAS Julianne Moore from the thumbnail shot.

      • H2olovngrl

        And told her to look directly at the Sun.

    • Laylalola

      I think that’s her friendly face, actually.

    • alyce1213

      She is so full of shit.

      • Sobaika

        Hush now. When things come correct for you, the feeling of thrill will be defined in a completely different way.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We have all been chastised by Miss Julia. Time to go to our plebeian corners and feel bad that we are so naughty-or unenlightened.

          • Sobaika

            I do not mean to be a grammar snob but I can’t with her sentence structure. Da fuq??

            • SassieCassy

              sounds like she quoting a self help book

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Naughty, unenlightened AND enjoying social media. Tut tut.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              We’re such bad little proles!

        • decormaven

          Snap! You are my spirit animal.

          • Sobaika

            Let’s grab cocktails and spew bitchy bon mots.

            • decormaven

              Absolutely! But to what will we pin our ideas of joy and fullness?

            • Sobaika

              Cotton candy.

            • TrixieConQueso

              Everybody come sit next to me…

        • marlie

          OK, as much as I love her, I went back and re-read that sentence, and it BUGS.

        • MK03

          I would love drop that little tidbit on my struggling-actor friends and watch them go nuclear. As well they should.

      • Not applicable

        I have felt this way about her for YEARS. I never got the craze about her- I think she comes off like a total ass even in the movies. But her interviews… they are just insufferable. I am loathe to defend Gwennie (and I’m NOT) but Gwen, grew up rich. Steven Friggin Spielberg is her Godfather! But Julia… she’s from nowhere-town in the South. She’s wasn’t fated- she was FUCKING LUCKY. So her Oprah-esqe screed about fate is just nauseating.

        • Denise Alden

          Agreed. And remember when she said that she and her family were “Hindu” in all the interviews during “Eat Pray Love”? Please. God, when you can make Gwyneth look . . . I don’t know, better . . . you are in a heap of trouble.

          • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

            I saw that movie and hated her the whole time. I was like “I don’t care about your spiritual journey, lady. You seem like a self-absorbed beeotch.” I turned it off. I’m sorry I didn’t read the book, but I hope the real Elizabeth Gilbert is more likeable than her movie counterpart.

            • mshesterp

              I felt EXACTLY the same way about EPL, and I really liked the book (I know people had the same issues with the book too). There’s just something so self-serving and obnoxious about her demeanor that seeped through the entire movie, making it really uncomfortable for me to watch. I’ll rewatch Pretty Woman any day of the week, and then THAT’S IT from the JR canon. That’s all. And only because Richard Gere brought out the best in her.

            • 3boysful

              Never saw the movie because I read the book wanting to yell “Quit whining and pull yourself up by the bootstraps!” at Ms Gilbert. OK, eating in Italy was good.

            • Constant Reader

              The whole time I read the book I was thinking “Most of us, after a bad breakup, have to go to work, feed the kids, scoop the cat litter box, grocery shop — you know, keep living a normal life. OF COURSE you found inner peace and true love and turned your life around in one year. You didn’t have shit else to do.”

            • SugarSnap108

              Ah-men.

            • lillyvonschtupp

              There you go.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I conceived an irrational hatred of EPL while reading the opening chapter in a bookstore… for the reasons you listed.

            • Alloy Jane

              Precious, precious unborn fawns, you make me so happy because I could not at all get into the movie and the idea of reading that book made me want to never read again because I cannot tolerate that type of self-indulgence.

            • demidaemon

              I also like My Best Friend’s Wedding, but, maybe now that I’m older, it’s because it is one of the few movies where the main character does not get the guy and I appreciate that.

            • Sobaika

              The book is TERRIBLE. The movie is a step up, believe it or not. Just save yourself the trouble and watch Under the Tuscan Sun. Much better and Diane Lane is wonderful at all things.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Yeah I saw that. It was nice. And she didn’t seem like a whiny, privileged WASP at all. (I wasn’t gonna read EPL anyway, but thanks for the definitive word against it!)

            • demidaemon

              I LOVE THAT MOVIE!

            • SugarSnap108

              I didn’t see the movie *because* I read the book (because so many of my friends really liked it.) I only got partway through it. It was just too privileged-white-woman-whining for my taste. So maybe JR embodied her perfectly?

            • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

              I liked the book, but it’s an easy target for those who want to call it self-absorbed. I say it’s a memoir that fully embraced the memoir genre.

            • Alloy Jane

              It can do that and still be self-absorbed. In this world were there is real, deep suffering to be got through, not all of us have the patience for epic whining over something that is neither soul-crushing nor life-threatening.

            • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

              I disagree that suffering can be measured objectively based on what is causing the suffering. Some people have higher pain tolerances than others… does it make anyone’s pain less important?

              Clearly you are more interested in extreme levels of suffering. I find all of it interesting. The human experience is beautiful and multifaceted like that.

        • lillyvonschtupp

          And related to a brother who got her a shot in the movies.

      • MilaXX

        Big barrels of it, HUGE!

        • Sobaika

          This is perfect.

      • Diesel von Trapp

        You spelled “fillers and collagen” wrong

    • hughman

      As for the picture, she falls in love with Ryan O’Neal, gets cancer and dies. The end.

      • LadyCelia

        I really need to make sure that I’m not sipping coffee when I read your remarks, Hugh.

      • StellaZafella

        I’ll start crocheting the hat now.

        • decormaven

          Where do I begin…

          • Ginny Ellsworth

            To tel the story…

    • amf0001

      that destiny blather just gets on my nerves, there’s no grace here. And it shows in her eyes…

      • Lori

        This is the same person who once publicly said that she was born to be the wife of a man who was someone else’s husband when she met him. IOW, her view of destiny has always been incredibly self-serving.

    • Diego!

      That’s an awful picture of her! She is so gorgeous I can’t understand how come she approve this pic to be in a cover of a magazine!

    • Laylalola

      She’s definitely juvenile and scary — it honestly made my hairs stand on end when she wore that A Low Vera shirt in public, at the height of her mega-celebrity fame calling down on a woman who wasn’t known to the public and whose husband she was cheating with the wrath of her fandom.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Yep. That was nasty.

        • lillyvonschtupp

          No, just typical of her.

      • Sobaika

        Whoa! I did not know about any of that. What a bitch move.

        • marlie

          Me neither! That’s lame.

    • DDBROWNIE

      terrible picture!

    • Danielle

      That’s not a flattering cover. That’s the face you make when you’re driving west during sunset.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      “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.” Heh, heh, dirty. (I’m a complete juvenile, I know this.)

      • StellaZafella

        She misunderstood the question: She thought they asked her what an evening at home, alone, was like for her.

        • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

          I fell out laughing when I read your comment, Stella. You get my vote for “Top Comment of the Week”!

      • formerlyAnon

        I AM glad she told us it was cotton candy. Or I might have wondered if she has something of a personal nature to share concerning teenage boys.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Of course she’s annoyed with us. Clearly we’ve woken her up from her nap, and before she had time to put a stitch of makeup on!

    • http://www.fairestrunofall.com/ Jenn @ Fairest Run of All

      Is she a grown-up mother, entertainer, AND person?

      • Sobaika

        We know for sure she does not Instagram her truth.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I am bowing down to you for this one.

      • ChristySchiff

        Snorted a bit of my beverage!

    • Scimommy

      Exactly. When people express hate for Gwyneth, I always want to argue that Julia Roberts is SO. MUCH. WORSE. I have a feeling that she is not just completely self-absorbed but is actually a cold-hearted person. Like, she would walk away from an injured child if it wasn’t her own or something. (THIS IS TOTAL SPECULATION, NOBODY SUE ME!)

      • Lori

        I have plenty of dislike to go around but yeah, whatever likability that Julia might once have managed to project has just totally evaporated.

      • demidaemon

        I think there is equal room to hate (either irrationally or rationally) both of them, even if for different reasons. I’ll be in that room, if anyone wants to join me.

    • Not applicable

      since we’re being bitchy can I just remark that it looks like she’s had some tweaking done… that mouth is getting even wider… dare I say ‘duck like’

      Anyone else think so??

      • MilaXX

        Isn’t she the one who doesn’t allow non touched up photos of herself?

        • Not applicable

          i don’t know- I think she’s got some serious control issues tho-

    • Denise Alden

      The whole “correct things surfacing” bullshit sounds scarily like Tom Cruise, doesn’t it? Absolutely clueless.

    • sagecreek

      I love her, but that’s a terrible picture.

      Still, no one is worse than Gwynnie.

    • Imasewsure

      She’s always been on my irrational list but it’s not her fault. I HATED Pretty Woman with a passion (happy hooker/hooker with a heart of gold movie AND Richard Gere…. Hell NO!).

      Anyway agreed on Gwynnie and Reese… they are fun to hate on a bit… this one has no sense of humor…

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I always thought that I was the only person who hated Pretty Woman-there just seemed something fundamentally dishonest about that movie to me.

        • NoveltyRocker

          Not the only one. Eff that movie.

        • Snailstsichr

          I am reveling in the Pretty Woman hate! Thanks fellow BKs! I feel so at home here.

        • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

          I couldn’t finish it? I feel like I should but it was just so boring.

          • mlle

            I finished, but was underwhelmed.

      • rh33

        I absolutely hate Pretty Woman. Saw it once when it came out and it was immediately angry. We worked so hard to be seen as individuals with brains and not sex objects and we end up with Hooker Gets Saved Cinderella story lines? FU Hollywood.

        • Imasewsure

          Yes glorifying prostitution as an empowered career choice for women is one of my “favorite” Hollywood story lines…. oh and somehow not kissing your “clients” makes you pure enough to be Cinderella because this is somehow absurdly romantic (for screenwriters and Hollywood executives anyway)… Hated that stinking movie!!

          On a positive note though that simple brown sheath dress JR wore to the Oscars that year is still one of my all time favorites (even if she isn’t!!)

      • Laura

        I hated PW, and I got to see it as at a free sneak preview! We had to fill out comment cards afterwards, and I gave it the lowest marks possible. It just shows how I have my finger on the pulse of the American public. Btw, it is one of my best friend’s favorite movies. :-( (It is one of those things we just don’t discuss.)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          My sister loves PW too-we have such opposite taste in movies,it always amazes me.

      • demidaemon

        My first real short story is basically the gay male version of Pretty Woman. It is not so happy at the end, though.

    • Jackie4g

      Seriously, you don’t think she may have been quoted out of context? Look, successful people tend to get carried away with themselves from time to time, I wouldn’t take this too seriously. Life has a way of leveling things out. For everyone.

      • Denise Alden

        I look forward to her being leveled. :)

      • Rhonda Shore

        i don’t think her comment about social media meant talking to the “little people” is gross…i didn’t interpret it that way.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        I don’t think anyone here is taking this too seriously. Or seriously at all, for that matter.

      • Vickiefantastico

        You know, you’re the first commentator who makes sense here, and I have no idea why you have only one “like”. I’ve never seen such undeserved hatred thrown at anyone on here. I may be the cheese who stands alone, but I really didn’t see that much wrong with her answers. The picture, yes, is quite unflattering. I wish we had stayed a little more on topic. The mood on this post and comments was a little unsettling to me.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      AHS Coven is a show, Jules. Just a show.

    • Not applicable

      OK- just remembered IRL story about Jules…

      SO- remember when she was on Oprah Winfrey all preggo and glowing (and nobody mentioned that her husband was married to someone else when they met, etc etc)

      So, Oprah asks if Jules has told anyone about the sex of the baby. Jules says no- that her husband wouldn’t like that. Then she launches into how she has actually confessed it to a few neighbors- then she went on about how she just loves her little town in New Mexico– Taos. And that just the other day a sweet little old lady recognized her in the super market and said hello and asked her about the baby- and Julia (gushes) well, I told her. Gah. Then, a few weeks later, Jules is snapped in the parking lot of said supermarket.

      So- like the next year, I was in Taos. Just kicks and grins- and awesome margs. So, I was chatting with a woman at the bar– a local. And I said, oh, so you have some famous residents around here! Julia Roberts was on Oprah saying how much she loves the town. So, the local (who owns a small store) proceeds to inform me that Ms. Jules and her Taos stories are a total crock of shit that. That while Miss Jules does grace the town-she talks to NO ONE. Ever. Not in the store- not anywhere. No waves, no nods. Nuttin. Barely makes eye contact and that there is literally a perimeter that must be observed at all times. (Jules ‘people’ have secured that) but when they are not around she has actually shouted at people to ‘stay away!’ like just people who are just wanting to say hi. So, the idea that Julia is dishing to the old lady in the supermarket is just laughable. And a total lie.

      So, it just made me laugh. I hope Julia’s kids pen an awesome Mommy Dearest tell all one day.

      • Domo_Konnichiwa

        I wish there were more Mommy Dearest books out there. It’s so much fun to determine what’s fiction and non-fiction.

        • Not applicable

          totally agree- tho, I have no doubt that the Mommy Dearest legacy is that famous/super-rich parents get iron-clad non-disclosure clauses built into the terms of the kids’ trust funds…

        • Laylalola

          I am hoping that one of the Brangelina bunch at the least goes rogue in some future book.

      • Danielle

        Makes me think of all the stories I’ve heard about the Pioneer Woman here in Oklahoma.

        • ashtangajunkie

          Whaaaaaat!? PW comes across so…jolly.

          • Lori

            Have you read her book? It doesn’t surprise me that she’s not the easiest person to deal with, especially considering that the things that made me go, “Gurl, you did what?” and “Do you have any idea how incredibly lucky you are that Future Husband was a better, more mature person than you?” were stories she told on herself while trying to sell herself. IOW, I don’t think she really got how some of those things came across.

            • ashtangajunkie

              I haven’t read it – I didn’t know that she had written any books beyond cookbooks. Fascinating!

            • Lori

              I don’t remember what the title is but yeah, she wrote a book about how she ended up in Oklahoma married to a rancher. To me she came off as someone who could be fun to have a drink with, but probably way more work than I’d want to deal with for anything other than say, a book group acquaintance.

            • formerlyAnon

              Ditto.

          • alyce1213

            I don’t trust anyone who Never Stops Smiling.

    • LeelaST

      She’s been on my irrational hate list for years (Pretty Woman made it rational too), nice to know I wasn’t wrong.

      • MilaXX

        If ever a movie was on my hate list, Pretty Woman would be it.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We can sit together and throw stale popcorn at the screen!

        • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

          Runaway Bride makes me physically ill.

          • MilaXX

            oh that was just stupid. It’s Pretty Woman that earns my wrath.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              Sure, it is terrible. But RB is bad because it implies that she’s just a sweet lady who had lots of love but just couldn’t commit, and downplays the fact that she was cruel as shit to a host of guys, until Gere came in and called her on it, because she was never going to be mature enough to figure it out. INSULTING TO WOMANKIND. Just like Pretty Woman, and now that I think on it, a whole mess of other movies she’s made. Hrm.

            • zenobar

              But! Let’s just ponder My Best Friend’s Wedding for a moment, shall we? Perhaps her absolute shittiest, most self-centered, selfish, mean, horrible character.

              ***Full disclosure: As a general rule, I fucking hate chick flicks with the heat of a thousand Julia Roberts Megawatt Smiles ™.***

            • marlie

              I haaaaaaated MBFW for that reason. She’d be uninvited from the wedding – and the rest of my life – if it were me.

            • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

              What you said.

            • Anne

              I can’t even watch My Best Friend’s Wedding. I saw it once and was just appalled. I was rooting for adorable Cameron Diaz the whole time.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              That movie is also a criminal waste of Rupert Everett. I always root for Cameron Diaz’s character!

        • alyce1213

          I resent that Pretty Woman was such a big hit. I LOATHED everything about that movie, everything it stood for, every bad, craptastic fantasy it tried to perpetuate. It’s funny, I had the same reaction to An Officer and A Gentleman. Maybe it’s Richard Gere.

          • MilaXX

            My hate for Pretty Woman is far deeper. She’s a ho’. *sheesh*

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I loathed An Officer and A Gentleman, too. Are we on a roll here?

    • MannahattaMamma

      I guess it’s easy to catch destiny’s choices with sticky fingers. She should stop reading her own press.

    • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

      It is a shame that she has what seems to be an imperious and snooty attitude (I don’t follow her so I don’t really know much about it, but comments seem to back this up) because I SORT of might know what she means about opportunities in life and the timing thereof. But I think Kenny Rogers summed it up in a far less condescending way with the phrase “You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run.”

    • MilaXX

      Agreed, and thus why she reigns as Queen HBIC on my celebrity hate list.
      CAN. NOT. STAND. HER.

    • Mismarker

      Not every actor wants to win an Oscar. I hate every one of those quotes and this picture rivals the awfulness of Kerry Washington’s Lucky cover.

      • http://skreened.com/bkcentral Sarah

        Right? Seems like some of ‘em are probably just glad they got an Applebee’s commercial.

        • Mismarker

          Or don’t feel that art can or should be judged and compared in this way. But it’s nice to know that since she’s already won her Oscar she’s totally above it all.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yeah, well I’m really annoyed with Julia right now. And the only reason I can think of for them to put this awful picture of her on their cover is that they’re really annoyed with her too.

    • Diesel von Trapp

      Annoyed and chilly. So, very chilly.

    • ChristySchiff

      I love how in Ocean’s 12 when she’s playing Tess pretending to be Julia Roberts and then ends up talking to Julia on the phone and that “real” Julia on the phone sounds like such a pain in the ass. That Julia sounds just like this one looks.

      Still, I like to think that she’s a lot closer to the Tess version (I also like to pretend that I’m going to hang with George and the gang at his place on Lake Como sometime soon), just maybe a touch less interesting.

      • lillyvonschtupp

        But she still can’t hold Angie Dickinson’s garters.

    • formerlyAnon

      Don’t know enough about her to have an emotional reaction.

      Can say that even 30 years ago she had arms full of freckles and while they may be less charming when one is old enough to start looking out for the first age spots, it is sooo disconcerting to see the unmarked arms of some other 19 year old artfully attached to her body.

    • Sunraya

      I haven’t liked her since an interview in which she complained about the fact she had to deal with fans. So be a dental hygieniest or a teacher, woman. Also, she went to Lake Placid and my friend did her hair, and the entire time she pretended to be a waitress from a local restaurant. Even when they shut the salon down for her, and brought the gown and jewelry for her to change into. Not a nice person.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Finding ways to deal graciously with the “little people” who spend money buying movie tickets and DVD’s, magazines, etc. goes with the territory of stardom, I thought.

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      The light is so harsh on her, and she’s squinting, like it’s directly in her face in an annoying way. Not good.

      Also, those quotes. Ugh. Particularly the first and the third one.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      “It’s kind of like cotton candy: 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.”

      Eww. Mental pictures.

    • mmebam

      The hell kind of pose is this? She looks like she’s about to do a trust fall.

      • mightbewrong

        Who’s going to catch her? Nose goes.

    • Rand Ortega

      She does realize she hasn’t had a hit in YEARS, doesn’t she?

    • KT

      That is an awful cover! She looks so rigid and unhappy to be here, or like she’s squinting into the sun without sunglasses. Even the body language is making her look unapproachable. Bland styling all around. Once again, who is responsible for this??

    • MartyBellerMask

      “Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn’t mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that’s impossible. 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.”

      So easy to say when you already have an Oscar. And y’know, she was in her 30′s when she won it. Apparently she “grew up” at a pretty advanced age.

    • LearnedFoot

      “Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn’t mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that’s impossible.”
      Tell that to Tracy “EGOT” Jordan, lady!

    • KinoEye

      I love how the words “BEST LOOK” are positioned next to her face. Like maybe the editors knew it was a shitty cover and couldn’t do anything about it, and tried to subconsciously trick us into thinking she looks halfway decent. Not at all like someone who’s looking into the sun during an eclipse.

    • marlie

      I don’t like this picture at ALL (she’s giving the face my cousin gives when she doesn’t want me to take her picture), but I still love Julia – always have, probably always will.

      • charlotte

        I didn’t know that everybody hates her so much. I am quite indifferent.Then again I don’t get the JLaw love either. Most of us have never met these people in the first place.
        Whatever….let’s just go have a drink!

        • marlie

          I’m with you about JLaw. And a drink is much needed right about now…

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Gwyneth is on my irrational hate list, but I’ll concede she’s a capable actress and can look absolutely stunning depending on who is styling her. And I’ll add she was surprising fun in the Iron Man movies. But I never liked Julie. I can’t think of one movie I enjoyed because her so-called star power presence. I never got the whole America’s Sweetheart thing she had going on in the 1990s. She’s just awful.

    • allcapsERINN

      It looks like they’ve got her squinting into the sunlight – like they shot it outdoors or something – and for once I almost long for a little Photoshopping – laugh.

    • Trickytrisha

      So the best pic Marie Claire could get of her is squinty eyed and glum? I have to wonder if she thought her comments were going to be taken as profound? She sounds like a douchebag here, but I’ve never gotten the impression that she’s like that at all. Some damn poor choices were made here all around.

      • conniemd

        Not to mention she appears to be wearing some plain navy blue wool pantsuit. Glum and blah.

      • paginatrix

        Yes. She always seems glum. She casts a dark shadow on everything.

    • Candigirl1968

      Julia is someone I’d love to hear on a hot microphone.
      The squinting into the sun pic is a bit of an odd choice for December.

    • nannypoo

      Wow, I am surprised to read so many negative comments about her. I absolutely cannot stand anything about her and thought I was the only one. This is like a support group.

    • frannyprof

      She’s pissed because the sun is in her eyes and it is eclipsing the magnificence of her career and her personhood. Geez. Get over yourself, Pretty Woman.

    • Irish Rodriguez Reyes

      Sounds like someone’s been watching AHS: Coven – and taking it a little too seriously.

    • http://angrynerdgirl.net/ Jessi03

      Holy shit, I could never explain why I hated her so much until now. THIS! THIS IS WHY!

    • stephbellard

      She comes across very Victoria Grayson to me.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      What is it with awful magazine covers this week? She should sue.

    • Terri Terri

      Gag.

    • ashtangajunkie

      All of this Julia Roberts hate is so delightful. I thought I was alone in my eye-rolling at the sight of her.

    • lillyvonschtupp

      Bitch just needs to stfu. She ain’t talented, nor is she cute. Never was, never will be.

    • Emmyllou

      Uh oh (dot dot dot) I don’t get it. I love her. I’m leaving before I’m drawn & quartered.

    • frannyprof

      God. Just read this again. So annoying.

    • oklund

      Eh? Did I grossly misunderstand something, because to my mind she’s saying – I have developed a sense of what’s right for me and when it feels right to do, – Social media is fun, but ultimately unsatisfying, and – Oscars are great and desirable but happiness comes from elsewhere. Clumsily formulated, sure, but what’s so offensive about any of that?

      • pippitypup

        Of course happiness comes from elsewhere when you already have what other people want.

        • oklund

          So she shouldn’t be allowed to say Oscars are not the key to happiness because she already has one?

    • Claudia Berry

      Overrated, untalented, average in looks, i don’t know why someone like this makes that much for her useless movies.

    • quiltrx

      Obviously someone at the mag has no love for her either–what an awful picture.
      And I’m sad, because I used to love her way back in the Mystic Pizza (and early success-of-Pretty-Woman) days. I thought she came off as being very much herself. Now she’s this stilted Hollywood snob I couldn’t care less about anymore.

    • andi56

      Why does she look stoned? Or is it just me?

      • fumemore

        By ‘stoned’, do you mean ‘made of stone’? As if the Medusa had stared into her own mirror?

        • andi56

          No, I mean “dude, pass it, man” stoned.

    • MiriamMc75

      Once while walking down the street and running errands in my beachside Southern California home town I recognized Julia Roberts, her husband, and their twins (who were babies at the time) walking toward me on the sidewalk. Just as she got near I greeted her as I walked by with a simple and friendly “hello Julia!” – she registered nothing. Her face a stone, eyes straight ahead, no acknowledgment of her fellow human’s presence and salutation. Final verdict: BITCH. Stuck up too good to say hi to a stranger BITCH. And trust me, she heard me. Her cute little baby whom she was carrying did wave to me, though…
      Whatever. I guess it didn’t come as a surprise that she has not much more than disdain for the “little people” like me who are actually paying that bitch’s bills every time we purchase a movie ticket for her films. She has always come across as totally up her own ass.

    • Ms_Flyover

      Can we at least notice that a female of a certain age (over 25) is on the cover of a fashion magazine without having been photoshopped to death. My conspiracy theorist inner self actually thinks Marie Clare picked this shot to say “see – this is what happens when you don’t want us to digitally improve everyone – you get pissed off face.”

    • BmoreKate

      Man! So much hate!! I should probably watch Eat Pray Love to fully ‘get it,’ but it looks dreadful. Just saying, she was great in one of my all-time faves, Steel Magnolias. I can’t hate her.
      Also that was some pointless Photoshopping; they took out the texture under her eyes but, in the harsh lighting, she still looks tired. And photoshopped.

    • fumemore

      She’s a witch!

    • valerie747

      The supreme price for mega-success … You think your poop does not stink.

    • omg_dora

      My favorite Julia Roberts moment is when she appears in Ocean’s Eleven
      and there’s super-sexy music and Matt Damon says (of her walking by)
      “This is the best moment of my day” and she’s just… This completely
      unremarkable, sort of tired/annoyed-looking woman stumbling past with
      all the grace and poise of a camel. It’s hilarious. I bet she watches that scene and thinks she looks like Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth combined.

      • catlover2x

        Thank you for making me guffaw out loud. Hilarious.

      • throwaneyeonthis

        I soooooo agree with you. She needs to watch The Princess Diaries and learn to glide her way through a room.

    • cocohall

      Dreadful picture. If even half of what the BKs who have had interactions with her is true, then, dear lord, I wouldn’t want to be employed at Marie Claire. Heads will roll. But I have to give credit to this woman – she plays herself in every film, but she has the capacity to reverberate with the public. You may not like her, but she is memorable. And of course, there are many who do like her. Or did. She is apparently working to bring that to an immediate end with interviews like this.

    • Stella

      Woof. First glance I thought it was a long hair dude. Is this cover one of the ‘correct’ things to come to her?

    • Caaro3

      If you look in the encyclopedia under “Oscar, joke” there’s her picture, right there. Redundant, I know, but I have loathed this woman since day one.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      The Photoshoping makes her look like she’s had bad plastic surgery. Whoever did that wasn’t being kind.

    • littlemac8

      Gosh, what a terrible picture of her. I some times imagine her stating she will NOT flash that million dollar smile and THIS is what you get. FAIL. And those quotes! Egads. She couldn’t sound any more unappealing.

    • H2olovngrl

      Worst. Magazine. Cover. Ever. She should slap whoever okayed this picture.

    • LilyPad

      Now I just have a hilarious mental image of Julia Roberts quickly and messily gobbling down cotton candy stuck in my head