Julia Roberts, Done at 51? 'I Think That's Made Up'

The veteran actor talks ageism and gender parity
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
Julia Roberts, Done at 51? 'I Think That's Made Up'
Julia Roberts arrives at the fourth annual InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Julia Roberts just turned 51, and for her it's the biggest shrug—why would anyone care? "I think that’s made up, that at a certain age, the bell is going to ring and you are done," she says, per ABC News. "I don’t think anybody buys into that. I don't think I am special. I've always been fortunate that I have found the work I am looking for. I mean, 30 years is a long time – and I am grateful and satisfied."

She also tells iNews that Hollywood's all-too-slow embrace of equal pay is a headscratcher. "It's an ongoing thing that we wish was more in the rear-view mirror," she says. "I know the World Surf League announced that they will have equal pay for their female surfers and male surfers. ... So if it's a little bit of time, then we have to take it." (Marisa Tomei has her own punchy reaction to getting older.)

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