Roberts’ mother, Betty Lou Motes, dies at St John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, after losing battle to lung cancer. She had been living with the actress’ family at their home in Los Angeles.
Roberts appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of In Style magazine. She talks about her marriage, being viewed as Hollywood’s most beautiful woman, and her home life.
It’s like between grocery shopping, the cooking and cleaning up everything – it’s a lot. 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.
Roberts is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Dr. Emma Brookner on The Normal Heart.
Seacrest interviews Roberts during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about how she found out she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film August: Osage County.
I was stirring. I get up pretty early, but it was one of those things where I went to turn off my alarm clock before it went off and I saw my cellphone light up that someone was calling, so it was a nice way to start the day.
Roberts is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th Academy Awards for portraying Barbara Weston-Fordham in August: Osage County.
This was certainly a once in a lifetime experience and the recognition from it is an absolutely thrilling bonus. I simply could not be more excited right now.
Roberts plays Barbara Weston, the oldest Weston daughter, in this drama directed by John Wells. When their father goes missing, the strong willed women of the Weston family return to the Oklahoma Plains home where they were raised by a resentful, pill-popping matriarch.
I mean it was a dream to play this part. But it’s … it’s just so painful really. There’s no sport to it, it all comes from this agony. The truth of it is so deeply wounded that the fun quickly dissipates.
Roberts receives a Screen Actors Guild award nomination for her role in August: Osage County, in which she plays Meryl Streep’s bitter daughter.
When I first read this script my heart just swelled and I completely understood everything about the character. I was so floored… This was something that comes once in a while.
Seacrest interviews Roberts during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her role in the film Mirror Mirror.
It was really the idea Tarsem was directing this movie that brought my interest, and the idea of what he wanted to do with it, and what he was thinking it was going to look like and be like. Because he really creates these dreamlike universes that are remarkable. So, it was wanting to meet him, because I’m a huge fan of his work that really was what drew me in. And once you meet him, it’s like you get pulled into his world, but there’s just no escaping.
Roberts stars in Eat Pray Love alongside Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, and Richard Jenkins. The film is based on the best seller by Elizabeth Gilbert. A year after her divorce, Roberts character quits her job and embarks on a quest to find the meaning of life by traveling to different parts of the world.
I think you have to find a way to relate to all of it. This particular journey that she goes on, it’s a lot, for me, to try to think about and intellectualize. Although I can’t let it go.
Roberts gives birth to her third child with husband Danny Moder, Henry Daniel Moder, in Los Angeles.
I’m always the first one up in the morning, getting things ready for my family. In that kind of half-light, I just take a moment to feel gratitude or meditate or whatever to bring myself into consciousness.
Roberts appears on the cover of People to discuss motherhood, marriage, and her broadway debut. Her name on a marquee:
It was a thrilling moment for Julia. We looked at each other, and that smile lit up all of 45th Street—because she saw her dream coming true.
Roberts appears in her first Broadway show, Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain. She plays Nan, a kind and practical woman dealing with her brother’s erratic behavior. She tells Playbill
I’m just thrilled to my bones.
Roberts appears on the cover of People after she gives birth to her twins Hazel and Finn. Roberts enjoys trips to grandma’s house and walks in the park. On releasing pictures of the twins:
We are releasing these photographs not only to share our happiness, but to ensure the privacy, safety and respect our babies deserve.
Roberts stars in Ocean’s Twelve alongside Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle. The group of thieves decides to go to Amsterdam, Paris, and Rome to hunt down treasures. Along the way the meet a group of experts to help them carry out their plan.
It was nice to be the only girl. I thought it would be a more kind of queenly experience. It’s something that never happened to me in high school, but it wasn’t really that. No, it was really, fun. I just knew that come what may, that would be my distinction. I would forever be ‘the girl’, and nobody could change that.
Roberts discusses winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie Erin Brockovich in an interview with O Magazine.
I thought Ellen Burstyn was going to win, so I had a great weekend before. My sister and her husband were there, and it was something I wish everyone could experience just once. We went to the (pre-) Oscar parties, and everywhere you went, everybody seemed happy.
Roberts exchanges vows with her cameraman boyfriend Moder during a midnight ceremony at her ranch outside Taos. The bride wears pale pink cotton halter dress embroidered with pearls, antique beads and hand painted with flowers.
I hope that there are people who agree that I have done some good, kind things in my life, but to really, ultimately, stand fully in a moment of realizing that I was born to love and to be the wife of this man.
Roberts stars in Ocean’s Eleven alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, and Matt Damon. In the film Roberts ex-husband plans to rob $163 million from a bank in Las Vegas in hopes to win her back.
I just really like Steven and I think that he has a very deep respect and appreciation for movies and a great story told well, and that in conjunction with his own intelligence. Also he had contractually hired the handicapped, when it comes to acting, um, you know, it’s a good combination.
Roberts wins an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her starring role in Erin Brockovich, a drama about a lawyer who wins a huge case for the population of a small town.
I love it up here! …I love the world! I’m so happy! Thank you!
Roberts wins best actress for her role in Erin Brockovich.
I want to start by telling you all .. how amazing the experience of feeling the sisterhood of being included in a group with Joan Allen, Juliet Binoche, Laura Lenny and Ellen Burstyn for these last weeks and it felt like such such a triumph to me to be in that list.
Roberts plays Erin Brockovich’s real life crusade against a power company- Pacific Gas and Electric. Her research uncovered the industrial poisoning of a city’s water supply which resulted in the largest settlement paid in a direct action lawsuit. Film is directed by Steven Soderbergh and cast members include David Brisbin, Albert Finney and Conchata Ferrell.
Erin is who she is and doesn’t change for anybody – which is what makes her such a remarkable individual. She can be in a situation where she’s completely out of place and have no awareness of that and just focus on what the issue is at hand.
Roberts plays a woman who has a fear of getting married in Runaway Bride. After Gere is asked by his boss to interview Roberts he falls in love and wonders if she is going to leave him at the altar. Co-starring Joan Cusack and Hector Elizondo. Director Garry Marshall:
Richard was very open this time to comedy. He was a little closed last time. Julia has a relationship now, so we’re happy about that. Before they didn’t have relationships. They were dating. It’s always a little nerve wracking when you’re working with big stars who are dating!
Roberts plays a woman in My Best Friend’s Wedding who is desperate for the love and attention of her best friend who is about to get married. Roberts will stop at nothing and almost ruins her best friend’s wedding. She eventually realizes that her best friend is in love with his fiance and allows them to marry in peace. Other cast members include Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everett.
Well, it’s great because you are able to see the rhythms of people, and John Wells, our director, really wanted us to kind of imitate each other in that family way.
Robert plays a woman on the run from her abusive husband in Sleeping With the Enemy. Roberts fakes her own death but he husband discovers that she is not dead and goes on a search for her. After learning of her whereabouts, her husband tries to kill her and her new male friend. Other cast members include Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, and Kyle Secor.
My first reaction is to pull away. With Ben, anytime he would motion to strike me, I knew to pull away.
Roberts stars in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman as a kind-hearted prostitute who falls in love with a businessman played by Richard Gere. After spending a week with Gere, Roberts determine that she wants it all. Gere determines that he is to busy to give her what she wants. These two eventually decide to be together for the long haul. Co-starring Jason Alexander and Laura San Giacomo.
He gave me the freedom to kind of flail around like an idiot and risk making a fool of myself. Having been in movies before that had comic elements, I was never one of the people being funny.