Academy Award winning actress Julia Roberts has revealed what she believes is responsible for her successful acting career and who has had the biggest influence on her career. Julia, who has three children with her husband Danny Moder, admitted that a lot of it is down to her view and her approach to life.
Roberts explained, "I think I'm more in control of my life, my confidence and drive to do the work that I love and to believe that I can do it. I don't think it's magic dust that made Danny appear or [director] Mike Nichols. I think that I'm a deeply optimistic person. I'm a hopeful person. I mean that's sort of the cornerstone of fairytales.”
She added, "In essence I owe my career to Garry Marshall. There was no known reason for him to hire me for Pretty Woman. And even he was puzzled by his decision. But I owe the forward motion of my career to Alan Pakula. It wasn't until I met him and he had written the screenplay for Pelican Brief. We had a really interesting conversation about it and it re-ignited my enthusiasm for acting." Julia Roberts is set to appear on the big screen in the Tarsem Singh Snow White movie Mirror Mirror, which is released on March 30.