No Longer Shot RomComs: Julia Roberts Lacks Good Scripts

I haven’t done romantic comedies in a long time
Julia Roberts lacks good screenplays

Julia Roberts starred in many critically acclaimed romantic comedies throughout the 1990s. Now she’s revealing her troubles with the genre’s new scripts. She also had big doubts about her last film with George Clooney.

“Pretty Woman”, “Notting Hill”, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” – in the 1990s, Hollywood star Julia Roberts was the epitome of successful romantic comedies. It looks a little different today. In an interview with the “New York Times Magazine”, the 54-year-old actress explained that she was completely ready to shoot more of these so-called RomComs again. However, for a long time he had not been offered anything that would have been good enough.

“If I read something that I thought was Notting Hill level or my best friend’s wedding level, I would,” Roberts said. But for a long time she was disappointed by the scenarios of the genre. “Nothing like that existed until this movie I just made, which Ol Parker wrote and directed.”

With George Clooney in paradise

“Ticket to Paradise” is the name of the new romantic comedy in which she stars alongside George Clooney. The two stars play a divorced couple trying to stop their daughter from marrying a stranger while on a trip to Bali. Here, too, Roberts had concerns, as she reveals, “Even then, I thought, well, disaster, because it only works if it’s George Clooney.” Luckily, he felt the same for her, Roberts continued.

Her three children also have something to do with Roberts having long played fewer roles in general: “Here’s the thing: If I thought something was good enough, I would have done it. But I have had three children for 18 years.

With her husband, cinematographer Daniel Moder, she is raising twins Hazel and Phannaeus, 17, and Henry, 14. “It sets the bar even higher,” Roberts said. Because then it wouldn’t just be about whether the material is good. “It’s also the mathematical equation of my husband’s work schedule and the kids’ school schedule and summer vacation,” Roberts said.

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