Julia Roberts is no famed starlet in the eyes of her children.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Roberts revealed that her children, 7-year-old twins Hazel and Finn and 4-year-old Henry, have no idea that she’s famous.
“I was on a a crowded street, and somebody noticed me, and then another person noticed. Somebody said as we were walking past, ‘Oh, that’s Julia Roberts.’ We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, ‘Yeah, my mom’s Julia Robinson,’” the famous actress recalls. “That’s what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person.”
Luckily for Julia, she recently had a chance to share some insight with her Larry Crowne costar Grace Gummer, whom is the daughter of three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep.
“Grace comes up and goes, ‘Gosh, it’s so sweet seeing all your kids on the set. It reminds me of when I was little, and I would go see my mom at work.’ I asked, ‘Were you happy?’ Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information.”
Roberts continued, “I said, ‘How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?’ She said, ‘I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.’ I said, ‘Were you cool with it?’ She said, ‘Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma.’ So that was hopeful.”
How do you feel about children and fame? Should celebrities let their children know the truth or hold out until they are older?
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