Julia Roberts can literally pinpoint the moment she realized that she was a famous star, and it all came to her in the most surprising of places: a bathroom stall. During Monday’s episode of 'The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter' podcast, the 'Homecoming' actress revealed that she first became aware of the change in a bathroom stall in Georgia.
“I went home to Georgia to visit my mom and my younger sister, and we went to the movies,” Roberts explains, while also adding how she used to work across the street at an ice cream store. “It was after the movie was over and I was in the bathroom and there was a woman in the bathroom who said, ‘Hey, girl in stall number one, were you in 'Mystic Pizza'?’”
After Roberts told her that it was her, the woman decided that that particular moment was her opportunity to ask the actress for an autograph. So, this woman proceeded to slide “something under the stall” and ask “Will you sign this?”
“‘Uh, not right now,’” Roberts remembers remarking, adding, “And I thought, 'Wait, this is different.'”
The talented actress still possesses the ability to make her fans go awestruck with some of her antics, even when they are famous stars themselves!
Recently, 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa revealed on Instagram that he and his mom “geeked out a lil” after meeting Roberts when the two actors appeared as guests on 'The Late, Late Show with James Corden' last week. Alongside a picture of the two, Momoa wrote, “Took me MA to see James Corden. Meet the legend Julia Roberts the momoaz geeked out a lil. Aloha j.”
Roberts' fan base extends all the way to the British royal family as well, for it was recently revealed that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, had revealed in one of her previous interviews that Roberts had inspired her to act. When the Oscar winner heard of it, she was indeed quite thrilled about it, and seemed very surprised. “It’s a great night for me!” Roberts exclaimed, saying she wasn’t previously aware of Markle’s admiration. “But I am just going to be floating on that all night!”
Just a couple of weeks ago, the 'Homecoming' actress became the newest celebrity entrant to the Instagram world and recently, when she made her appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show, Roberts got a little help from the host to increase her followers on her social media account. "I noticed you have 3 million followers... I have 60million," the host joked claiming that Roberts might have to try out some new tactics to get more followers. "Do I have to post a nude?” the actress asked. "Well, ultimately, yes,” DeGeneres responded.
Revealing that "The Kardashians are very popular," DeGeneres signaled her team and they brought out a huge plastic fake cleavage that had a pink bikini top on top of it to tie around Roberts’ neck. Following that, she then wrapped a sheer beach top to complete the funny look for the 'Pretty Woman' actress. Noticing her outfit Roberts blushed saying, "I guess I’m supposed to want followers, but right now, I’m not sure."