Julia Roberts lost a "whole pant size" while shooting for Amazon's 'Homecoming' because she was always on the move
The Academy Award-winning actress also spoke about her love for "thrillers", adding that she is a "huge sucker" for plot twists in the genre
Thinning down for a role is quite a difficult part of the acting process, and Julia Roberts will definitely attest to that. The actress recently revealed that she had lost almost a whole "pant size" while shooting for Amazon's 'Homecoming', since there was a lot of moving around involved.
The 50-year-old actress, according to the Daily Mail, 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 told BANG Showbiz. Sam Esmail, who is the series co-creator and director, also agreed with Roberts and added, "It is true!"
Roberts' upcoming show is based on Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg's popular serialized audio podcast, which stars Roberts as a small-town waitress, Heidi, who left her previous job as a caseworker at a temporary agency that helped soldiers rejoin civilian life.
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."
Roberts, who is a mother to three children, 13-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel, and 11-year-old Henry, with her cinematographer husband Daniel Moder admitted that she said yes to the Amazon series not for Heidi's character, but because of the character's circumstances. "Well interestingly this is a character that I picked because of the circumstances that surround her," the actress explained. "I can't isolate her in any way, the way I sometimes can on other pieces of material where you can kind of imagine, 'OK well, what if we put her in this scenario' so we can understand her more fully," she added.
Roberts added her character Heidi is, "so intertwined with everything that's going on around her," while also praising her show's director Sam. "Sam just turned it into this incredible... I mean I have never come to work and walked on to a set and just thought: 'Wow this is incredible, this is amazing'," the 'Wonder' actress claimed.
The new Amazon Prime thriller reportedly also stars Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Sissy Spacek, Alex Karpovsky, Shea Whigham and Jeremy Allen White. It will be available to stream on Amazon Prime from 2 November.