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 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.