While Julia Roberts is best known for romantic comedies like Pretty Woman and Notting Hill, it turns out she hasn’t actually starred in one in 20 years. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Roberts explains why.
“It wasn’t by design, so much as not finding something that I was interested in. I was surprised how quickly the years seemed to go by,” she said.
The August: Osage County actress added that she just didn’t feel like the scripts were up to snuff. “People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by that I haven’t done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one. If I had read something that I thought was that Notting Hill level of writing or My Best Friend’s Wedding level of madcap fun, I would do it,” she said.
Roberts continued, “They didn’t exist until this movie that I just did that Ol Parker wrote and directed, Ticket to Paradise, a rom-com scheduled for release this fall.”