Julia Roberts Hopes Kids Delay a Career in the Arts

03/19/2009 at 07:00 PM ET
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Reports of the demise of Julia Roberts‘ acting career have been greatly exaggerated! “I mean, I feel busy…I think somebody said that I made 13 movies in the past six years,” the 41-year-old Pretty Woman star points out to Moviefone.com; And while some of those movies were voiceover work, Julia notes: “Work is work.”

“If I leave my house to go to work, it’s work…Listen, if somebody wanted to, [they could] say I’m not being attentive to my children and, ‘Look, she’s made all these movies in the past six years.’ So you can make whatever case you want.”

As for 4-year-old twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus ‘Finn’ Walter along with 20-month-old Henry Daniel —who really have been commanding most of their mom’s time! — Julia  says she’s not anxious to see their names in lights anytime soon.

“My first instinct is that I would prefer if my children wanted to be artists that they wait, you know, that they just wait — as long as they can.”

Hazel, Finn and Henry are Julia’s children with husband Danny Moder. Her new film Duplicity opens on Friday.

Source: Moviefone.com

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Linda on

I didn’t know that Julia had a 3rd child (Henry). That’s funny that so many actress moms don’t want their children to be in show business. It must be the protective nature of a mom for her children.

UggaMugga.com on

I’m not the biggest Julia Roberts fan, but she seems like a wonderful mother and a very nice, level-headed person. I respect her more and more as I read her quotes and see her around. Perhaps I’ll be a fan soon enough! 😉

Pencils on

I have to go to work every day so that I can pay the bills. Some could make a case that I’m “not attentive enog” my child by working instead of being at home, but I ignore those people. Women work–it’s not even a modern thing, women have always worked. It’s something to be proud of; it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.

allison on

I don’t know…I’m just not a fan of hers. She almost always rubs me the wrong way in interviews, she seems full of herself and really narcissistic to me.

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