Julia Roberts says her hairy armpit look at Notting Hill premiere 'wasn't a statement'

Busy Philipps, during the show, was all praise for Roberts, who seemingly had “rocked the hairy armpit” at the premiere at the time


                            Julia Roberts says her hairy armpit look at Notting Hill premiere 'wasn't a statement'

Julia Roberts is finally opening up about her legendary 'hairy armpit look' which she rocked at the 'Notting Hill' premiere in 1999 in London. According to her, it was definitely not an attempt to make a feminist statement. The 51-year-old actress was asked to recall the moment during her appearance on Busy Philipps’ new talk show, 'Busy Tonight' on Sunday. 

Philipps, during the show, was all praise for Roberts, who seemingly had “rocked the hairy armpit” at the premiere at the time. She further asked the 'Pretty Woman' star if it had been a feminist statement on her part. 

Julia Roberts Attends The World Charity Premiere Of 'Notting Hill'. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Julia Roberts Attends The World Charity Premiere Of 'Notting Hill'. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

"The picture is vivid in my mind, actually, from that moment,” Roberts quipped after Philipps asked the actress if the question was a bit too weird for her. And it turns out that even though the A-list actress is quite the progressive woman, she wasn’t trying to make any statements with her premiere look. 

"I think I just hadn’t really calculated my sleeve length and the waving and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me,” she admitted. "So it wasn’t so much a statement as it’s just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet.” But Philipps still considers the statement to be “very dope,” adding, “I’m here for it.” 

Roberts, who is currently starring in the Amazon thriller, 'Homecoming', previously mentioned how she had lost "a whole pant size" shooting for the challenging but fun series. The actress found her role as Heidi Bergman in the new Amazon Prime Original thriller required her to put in a lot of "cardio acting" as well as multi-tasking, which made her lose weight without even trying. 

"Yes it's called cardio acting and you carry a ton of stuff, talk on the phone, be in heels and be up and down the stairs all day. I went down a pant size which is true!" she admitted in a recent interview. Sam Esmail, who is the series co-creator and director, also agreed with Roberts and added, "It is true!"

Julia Roberts attends the 'Homecoming' premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Julia Roberts attends the 'Homecoming' premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

The Oscar-winning actress also spoke about her love for "thrillers", adding that she is a "huge sucker" for plot twists in the genre, even when she already knows something is going to happen. "I love that genre, we were talking before about 'Parallax View', just movies like that," said Roberts.

"I've been lucky to be in some thriller genres, 'The Pelican Brief' and 'Sleeping with the Enemy' -- those cupboards I mean that was something! So I do love stuff like that and I fall for it even when I know what's going to happen, I'm still like 'Oh my god the towels' so I'm a good sucker for those kinds of movies and I love the jagged edge, so I love that genre."

Actors Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, and Dermot Mulroney of 'Homecoming' speak onstage during the Amazon Studios portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actors Julia Roberts, Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, and Dermot Mulroney of 'Homecoming' speak onstage during the Amazon Studios portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)