Julia Roberts covers the September 2014 issue of InStyle magazine in Louis Vuitton photographed by Michelangelo Di Battista.
On never been considered sexy: “I think I’ve always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls. For example, I’ve never been chosen as ‘one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.’ And honestly, it’s a godsend. When I was younger, I’d think, ‘Oh, I’m the prettiest one. It’s not Halle Berry. It’s not!’ But it is, you know?”
On the red carpet: “I certainly think about it more now. It used to be a friend could call me at 3 in the afternoon and say, ‘I have a premiere tonight. Will you come?’ And I’d just take a shower and go. I wore a lot of vintage then. I had a navy military jacket and striped leggings I wore all the time. Those were the fun old days. People were less judgmental, less searing in their assessment of what you dare wear to the drugstore.”
On getting help from her friend and stylist Elizabeth Stewart now: “She brings such great ideas and choices to the table. [...] I’ll let the kids look at my outfit choices and say, ‘What do you like better—this or this?’ I just try to not take it so seriously. And it can be stressful on the red carpet. So it doesn’t matter how much you dress up or bejewel yourself, you’ve still got to feel like you.”
[Photo Credit: Michelangelo Di Battista for InStyle Magazine, IMAXTree]