Julia Roberts is a woman of strong convictions, and no one would deny that this hugely popular actress lives her life according to her own ideals and beliefs.
A woman who is loyal and true to herself, Julia Roberts listens to her inner voice while making important decisions about her life. Perhaps the greatest testimony of her ability to follow her instincts came in 1991 when she abruptly canceled her marriage to Kiefer Sutherland two days before their wedding.
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Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts had fallen in love on the set of Flatliners, the 1990 psychological horror film. However, it appears that the actress was not prepared to commit herself to the relationship, partly because of rumors of Kiefer cheating on her with a stripper named Amanda Rice. Later, Julia Roberts was rumored to have a romantic liaison with Jason Patric, Kiefer’s best friend, who reportedly accompanied the runaway bride to Ireland on what would have been the day of her marriage to Kiefer. These rumors were never confirmed, but Julia became known as a celebrity who’s true to herself.
According to Woman’s Day, Kiefer Sutherland himself has commended his former fiance for her courageous life-changing decision.
“I think she had the courage. It wasn’t what she wanted to do in the end. And I think it took a lot of courage, in amongst all of that other stuff, to be able to say, I can’t do this.”
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Julia Roberts has earned a reputation for committing to various social causes that she truly believes in. Since achieving stardom, the star of Pretty Woman has raised funds for humanitarian causes that impact the lives of needy children and patients who are affected by Rett Syndrome. Additionally, the actress-turned-producer has become an environmental activist by urging citizens to use renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol.
Currently, Julia Roberts is encouraging American citizens to stand up and make a difference by casting their vote on the day of the U.S. presidential election. According to People, Julia Roberts has joined the VoteYourFuture campaign, asking millennials to use their voting rights to help resolve the social issues they care about.
On many occasions, Julia Roberts has channeled her inner courage into the characters she portrays. Earlier, she won an Academy Award in the Best Actress category by playing the leading role of Erin Brockovich, the environmental crusader who achieved success solely because she had the courage of her convictions. Julia Roberts’s on-screen role was based on true events.
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Two of the extremely popular actress’s upcoming movie projects are reportedly inspired by real-life events, and both movies are based on events depicted in books. According to Deadline, Julia Roberts will be playing Kelli Peters, the disgraced but innocent PTA mom, in a movie based on “I’ll Get You!” Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom, a book by Kelli Peters and Sam Rule.
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Kelli Peters, the president of the PTA at an Irvine school, gained infamy when she was caught with drugs in her car. Later, Kelli’s innocence was proven when it was revealed that the drugs in her car were planted by two disgruntled parents who held a grudge against the PTA president because she had earlier made a remark on their son’s slow walking. Even though she was acquitted, Kelli’s hard-earned reputation was ruined by the traumatic experience. Currently, Julia Roberts is scouting for a producer willing to finance the film.
She is also currently working on an emotional movie called Wonder, based on the book of the same name by R.J. Palacio. In Wonder, the talented actress will play a concerned mother who tries to help her son face the challenges brought about by his facial deformity.
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