EW: Have you ever been in such a dark and sad place as Liz [from Eat, Pray, Love] finds herself in the moive?
Roberts: As a younger person, [with] problems that are more unformed and immature, I'm sure. There's a moment where you're hitting the compass and it's just not giving you the way to go.
EW: When was that for you exactly?
Roberts: Well, my whole 20s was like that: trying out this idea of things, working a lot, and moving away from home at 17 and being away from my mom. So there are times when you're figuring out those puzzles where you really do feel lost. "Do I really want to be an actor? Is it really going to work out?" You want to talk about a series of breakdowns? Talk to any actors in their 20s. You just never know if it's going to click.
"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker
Monday, August 9, 2010
But You Gotta Hope Anyways
In last week's magazine, Entertainment Weekly interviewed Julia Roberts. Here's an excerpt that stuck out to me:
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