Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen in the upcoming Snow White film Mirror, Mirror and she says playing a scary character wasn’t hard because she’s always attempting to scare her 7-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus.
Talking to Ellen DeGeneres on this Friday’s airing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show Julia Roberts reveals of her scary persona with her children:
“If I hear them coming and they don’t know where I am in the house, I crouch down in their private space and [when] they come in, I jump out. Really, little people can just catch air. They just vault.”
While their mom might like to scare them at home the young children were only allowed to view Roberts on set of the film a few times because of the bad things their moms character is responsible for saying and doing. As Julia reveals:
“They were never there when I was talking, because I only say wretched things.”
While jumping out at her kids might not be the nicest thing in the world to do she’s not the only person with that trick up her sleeve. Ellen, known for attempting to scare guests at every turn hid in Roberts’ private bathroom and jumped out when she walked in. You’ll have to watch the Ellen airing today to see what type of shriek Roberts was able to muster up.
Even before Ellen freaked Julia Roberts out on sent the actress told her of the practical joke:
“I realized I was getting too much joy from it, so I’ve had to tone it down. It’s so wrong. It’s like child abuse.”
In the meantime Julia and her Mirror, Mirror movie will have plenty of competition this summer including from another telling of the same story in the movie Snow White and the Huntsman.
If you haven’t had a chance to view the Mirror, Mirror trailer here it is:
And here’s the much darker trailer for Snow White and the Hunstman:
Do you plan to head out to see Mirror, Mirror when it debuts or is the darker Snow White and the Hunstman retelling of Snow White more up your alley?