Julia Roberts says she's a very strict parent, keeps her children from social media and limits their TV watching
Julia Roberts is not the kind of mom that lets her kids get away with everything. The 'Pretty Woman' star has admitted to her strict parenting style in a new interview, where she mentions that she has banned her three kids from social media while also restricting the amount of TV they watch.
The 51-year-old star opened up in an interview with The Sun, where she spoke about the various "family meetings" she holds with her kids while trying to not expose them to the "pressures" of modern life. "I have three young children so I'm very careful about turning the TV on," Roberts said while promoting the UK release of her film 'Ben Is Back'.
"It's interesting trying to raise kids in this day because it's all so new — the pressures, the resources, having the world in your hand like that," she added. "I try to keep them off social media because I don't really understand what they need that for right now."
The 'Eat Pray Love' actress is mother to 14-year-old twins, Hazel and Finn, and has an 11-year-old son Henry. During the course of her interview, the star also spoke about her role as Holly Burns in her upcoming movie, which is about a mother whose drug-addicted son unexpectedly shows up at home for the holidays.
"I'm now more informed about drugs than I was before," Roberts shared about the research she had to do for the role. "If you apply all the many nightmares that any parent could have in this world, you would lock the doors and never leave the house," she added.
"You have to concentrate on the world's positive, optimistic things," she added, before addressing her own rural upbringing. I grew up in a very small town in a community where drugs were not part of the high school scene, and if they were I was not aware of it," she said.
"It was more about people downing beers in the parking lot of Domino's Pizza. But peer pressure is such a huge dynamic of school culture, whether it's drugs or something else," she continued. Roberts also opened up about her marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder, saying: "Getting married to Danny is easily one of three turning points because I found what for me is my perfect match."
"There’s nothing general about finding that person in this big wide world. That person shapes you, crystallizes the definition of who you are," she added. "I give Danny a lot of credit. He really shined the light for me. He makes me feel my most comfortable self. I don’t alter myself in any way. And he points out aspects of myself — good and bad — that maybe I don’t pay attention to."