Julia Roberts knows full well she’s seen as a sweetheart and not one of Hollywood’s hottest bikini models — and that’s just fine by her.
“I think I’ve always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls,” the mom of three shared while speaking with InStyle for the September issue. “For example, I’ve never been chosen as ‘one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.'”
How it’s possible the woman who once wore that iconic midriff-baring white and blue Pretty Woman ensemble didn’t get noticed, we’re not sure, but it seems Roberts isn’t shedding tears over being overlooked.
“And honestly, it’s a godsend,” she said. “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?”
Despite her A-list celebrity status, the actress, who has been dealing with her sister’s tragic passing, feels like she’s just one of the many women out there trying to get their work and home life to mesh.
The talented beauty went on to share that she’s well aware she’s always been a hit with the mom crowd. “Even when I was 20, they were my demographic,” she explained. “I work for the moms.”
Venting about the one question she never wants to be asked again — “How do you do it all?” — Roberts laid out the honest truth about why that inquiry bothers her so much.
“Because, A, I’m not nearly as busy as people think, B, half of everything just doesn’t get done — as long as no one is in tears, nobody smells bad and everyone’s sleeping peacefully, I’ve done my job — and C, I have a supportive group of girlfriends, a great husband and an understanding family. The rest gets done with grit, spit and a whole lot of duct tape.”
There’s more from the actress in the latest issue of InStyle magazine, due out digitally and on newsstands Aug. 15.