Hollywood actress Julia Roberts had her breakthrough role in the movie Steel Magnolias but it seems that it was not a happy experience for the star. According to Sally Field and Shirley Maclaine, Julia was bullied on the set of Steel Magnolias by the film's director Herbert Ross.
Field told Us Weekly Magazine,"Herb Ross was basically a choreographer. That means he could be sometimes very stern and sometimes very harsh. My deepest memories of the film were how we bonded together after he told one of us or all of us we couldn't act. '[He] did pick on one of us severely. He never told me I couldn't act ... He went after Julia with a vengeance. This was pretty much her first big film."
Meanwhile, Maclaine revealed how Julia would often turn up at her house in tears, "[Julia] would come to my house every night and say, 'I think I'm terrible. What am I doing?' She really was in tears," she added.
Herbert Ross, who passed away back in 2001 from a heart failure, was never one to mince his word and was not afraid to speak his mind. It is claimed that he once told Dolly Parton that she should invest in some acting lessons.