Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts had had her fair share of struggle before making it big in Hollywood. In a 2020 interview with YouTube channel BecomingX, she shares how she came to trust in herself and her uniqueness.
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The star, who is known for his roles in movies like The wedding of my best friend (1997), Closer (2004), and Wonder (2017), says, “There’s something about his parents’ unfulfilled dreams that is a kind of silent motivation.” She then goes on to explain how she came from a family of performers: both of her parents were actors, her father was also a writer, and her two siblings also ended up becoming performers. Financial and academic constraints also pushed her to become an actress.
“I think there’s a certain amount of what I felt like pride, really proclaiming ‘I want to be an actor’ because you’re saying ‘I have something unique’. I don’t know if I particularly felt that for myself and I certainly didn’t have the confidence to proclaim it out loud,” she says of her early days trying to make it as an actress.
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Roberts goes on to say that in life, it doesn’t matter what you do for a living if you do it for serious and sincere reasons that you can take responsibility for. “I can stand next to every movie I’ve done with great pride,” she says.
“At the end of the day, I make my own decisions for myself, and I think that’s the key to finding joy in what you do,” she says in closing.