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Julia Roberts Admits She Was ‘Hurt’ When People Slammed Her Looks on Niece Emma’s Instagram

Julia Roberts is getting trustworthy in regards to the hurtful nature of social media. 

The 50-year-old actress opens as much as Oprah Winfrey in a brand new interview for Harper’s Bazaar, and talks about becoming a member of Instagram in June. Roberts says her children with husband Danny Moder — 13-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 11-year-old Henry — satisfied her to do it, and though she blocks feedback except they’re from one of many 18 individuals she follows, she did just lately obtain a variety of hate on her niece Emma Roberts’ Instagram. 

The 27-year-old Scream Queens actress shared a makeup-free picture of the 2 taking part in playing cards, and Roberts was shocked  when the image obtained loads of nasty feedback about her look. 

“Something did happen recently on my niece Emma’s Instagram that I think taught me a lot about what it’s like being a young person in today’s society,” Roberts says. “One weekend morning Emma slept over, and we got up and were having tea and playing cards and having this beautiful morning, and then a couple of days later she posted a picture of us. And the number of people who felt absolutely required to talk about how terrible I looked in the picture — that I’m not aging well, that I look like a man, why would she even post a picture like this when I look that terrible!”

“And I was amazed at how that made me feel,” she continues. “I’m a 50-year-old woman and I know who I am, and still my feelings got hurt. I was sad that people couldn’t see the point of it, the sweetness of it, the absolute shining joy of that photo. I thought, ‘What if I was 15?'”

However, the expertise did educate Roberts about residing in a unique time than her youngsters.  

“I was so happy that happened because I had this whole new glimpse into a way of living that I didn’t get at all,” she explains. “You have to go through things to understand them, and this was just a little paper cut of what can really go on with social media.”

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Roberts additionally admits to Winfrey that she’s affected by tabloid rumors in the case of her 16-year marriage to Moder.

“Sometimes we are in the grocery store and I won’t even know something is out, but we’ll see a tabloid and we’ll all be standing there like, ‘Oh, that’s uncomfortable. This is really uncomfortable,'” she shares. “It can nonetheless damage my emotions, as a result of I’m so pleased with my marriage. We simply celebrated being married for 16 years this Fourth of July, and there’s a lot happiness wrapped up in what we’ve discovered collectively. What I like is after they write, ‘the $150 million divorce,’ after which every week later a unique tabloid says, ‘the $275 million divorce.’ I’m like, ‘Well, any individual acquired a paycheck within the final week. This is getting good.’”

Later, Roberts talks about how her children take care of her unimaginable fame. The Oscar-winning actress says she’s not sure in the event that they totally grasp it.  

“I don’t suppose they may ever have a real sense of that,” she notes. “I feel I instructed you as soon as after they have been beginning to determine it out, it was like, ‘You’re well-known?’ And I stated, ‘I feel lots of people might need seen the film that I’m in or would possibly know who I’m.’ Maybe an hour goes by. ‘Are you extra well-known than Taylor Swift?'”

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But she is open to her youngsters seeing just a few of her most beloved movies — simply not Pretty Woman

“No,” she says to Winfrey about maybe one day sitting them down to see the 1990 film that launched her into superstardom. “Imagine a day that all of us sit down and perhaps watch My Best Friend’s Wedding. Or perhaps — Steel Magnolias. Oh, my God. Yes, we may do this.”

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ET just lately spoke to Roberts on the Toronto International Film Festival, when she talked about how she ready for her emotional Ben Is Back function. Roberts performs a mother to a younger addict within the movie, who returns to the household on Christmas Eve. Watch beneath:

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