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Julia Roberts Talks Motherhood, Movies and Marriage

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:29:09 +0000

The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) -- Julia Roberts serves as a guest editor for InStyle's magazine's September issue and shares her thoughts on a number of topics, including her home life, movie career and marriage.

The 46-year-old mother of three tells the magazine that when she's not working, she's just like a lot of other moms.

"It's like between grocery shopping, the cooking and the cleaning up and everything -- it's a lot," she explains, adding, "but it's not anything that millions of other moms don't do all the time, so there's nothing so great about me doing it."

The August: Osage County actress also admits she's not very competitive when it comes to landing big Hollywood roles.

"I'd been offered Sleepless in Seattle, but couldn't do it," she tells the magazine. "[Meg Ryan] and Tom Hanks are just such a jewel of a fit in that. I guess what they did for that moment in time is sort of what [Pretty Woman co-star] Richard [Gere] and I were doing across town, you know?"

She goes on to say, "I always feel like there is room for everybody. I don't consider myself really all that ambitious," adding, "When I didn't get a part -- even when I was younger and needing to pay my rent -- I would think, 'Oh, someone else got it. She's going to be so good.' I never felt sour grapes."

On the endurance of her 12-year marriage to cameraman Danny Moder, Roberts credits clear, effective communication. "I always say...that there are only two reasons why people fight: to be right, or to create peace and harmony."  Roberts goes on to explain, "If you know which your reason is, that really illuminates why you're having that conversation. Everything that comes out of your mouth should be properly focused on the point at issue and not what you think the point should be."

The September issue of InStyle hits newsstands on Friday.

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