Everyone loves Julia Roberts! From modern classic films like Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias and The Pelican Brief to box office smashes like My Best Friend's Wedding, Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve, not to mention her Oscar winning role in Erin Brockovich, she is by far one of the most popular on-screen actresses of all-time. So it only makes sense that when director Ryan Murphy (Glee) decided to adapt author Elizabeth Gilbert's internationally famous book, Eat, Pray, Love into a film, which opens on August 13th, that he would hire the former Pretty Woman for the lead. In addition to Roberts the film boasts an extraordinary group of actors including fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Golden Globe winner James Franco (Spider-Man) and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). We recently had a chance to travel to the Napa Valley in Northern California and sit down with Julia Roberts, her co-stars Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup, as well as the film's director Ryan Murphy to discuss the new movie; it's incredible performances and the film's universal themes of love and forgiveness. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having ... a husband, a house, a successful career, yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. Eat, Pray, Love is based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.