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Julia Roberts envies actors who are ‘very technical’

Julia Roberts envies actors who are “very technical”.

The ‘Pretty Woman’ star, 56, had no acting experience or formal training when she moved to New York City after high school to pursue a career in showbusiness, and said she simply relies on her ability when shooting movies to ignore the cameras.

She told Vogue: “Well, it’s funny, because my most technical job is to forget where the camera is.

“It’s the camera’s responsibility to be in the right place for the scene. That’s not my job. I do think that is a thing that kind of separates actors from non-actors – being able to find the camera, but for it to have no conscious consequence.

“It doesn’t scare me, it doesn’t comfort me. It’s the documentarian of whatever I’m doing.”

When her interviewer pointed out she wasn’t trained as an actor, Julia added: “No, and I still envy people I work with who are very technical. I find it really fascinating, and I envy it so much.

“There’s so many different ways to approach it.”

Despite living in the spotlight, Julia also said she doesn’t look at herself in the mirror and think she is has a famous face.

She added: “One (face) would be make-up-less and one would be made up. That’s the most sophomoric difference.

“But I can’t compartmentalise myself in that way.”

Julia shot to global stardom thanks to her role in ‘Pretty Woman’ in 1990, three years before she married her country musician first husband Lyle Lovett, 66, who she divorced in 1995.

She is now settled with her second spouse, cinematographer Daniel Moder, 54, after they got hitched in 2002, and with whom she has three children – twins Hazel and Phinneas, 19, and 16-year-old son Henry.

The actress also told Vogue she thinks she was lucky to find fame before starting a family with Danny, adding: “Well, I think that the luckiest aspect of my work life/family life is that the success of my work life came earlier.

“So by the time I had the success of my family life and had a husband and children who wanted to stay home, I had been working for 18 years.

“And so I felt that I had the luxury. I didn’t have to pick one or the other.

You didn’t have to make the choice. Of either/or.”

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