Julia Roberts Stays in Character, Converts to Hinduism

Julia Roberts, who is starring* in the current film Eat, Pray, Love about a woman who travels to India to try and find some meaning in her life after a divorce, has converted to Hinduism.
However, she claims* her conversion had nothing to do with the film. She said that she had read the book the film is based on,* and liked it, before she was offered the part,* and so she accepted the role enthusiastically.* But she did not wish to discuss her religious views* in depth.*
“I’ve realized* something my mother told me 22 years ago,” Roberts said. “You’re an actor, act. Don’t talk about politics or religion.”
Roberts, 42, is from a family of actors. Her parents managed* an acting school in her home state of Georgia, USA, and her brother, Eric and sister, Lisa are also actors.
Eric got her her first role in a film called Blood Red which was not very successful. She then had a few small parts on TV before starring in Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman, both of which came out in 1990.
Roberts’ films have earned* more than 2.4 billion dollars, making her one of the most successful actresses of all time. She won a best actress Oscar for Erin Brockovich.
She is married to cameraman Daniel Moder, who she met while making The Mexican with Brad Pitt. They have 3 children.
Vocabulary:
star – hrát ve filmu
claim – tvrdit
be based on – být natočen podle
part – role
enthusiastically – nadšeně
view – názor
in depth – do hloubky
realize – pochopit
manage – řídit
earn – vydělat
Question for discussion:
Are you a fan of Julia Roberts?

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