Three kids seems to be a good fit for Julia Roberts, 40. Her new baby Henry is 4 months old, and twins Hazel and Phinnaeus , turn 3 this month.
She didn’t say for sure, but she hinted in December’s Vanity Fair that they may be done.
“At this point I’m having so much fun with [her three children]," Roberts — who turned 40 on October 28 — says. "You only have so much energy and you want to put so much energy into each child. I wouldn’t know how to have five kids. And they’re really a good trio, these three.”
I really can’t wait to see Henry, I wonder if he has red hair?
Read more of Julia’s interview after the jump where she talks about paparazzi taking photos of celebrities’ children
Thanks to Faded Youth for the cover photo!
Julia on the frenzy surrounding today’s young celebrities:
“I think it’s just grotesque. It’s like a circus sideshow. I don’t know why anybody would even want to go into show business these days, with all of the different magazines and shows. It just wouldn’t be worth it. And it’s too fast. Before, you could build a career over years and many movies. Now it’s like you do one good movie and they throw a ton of money at you and a ton of attention at you. You’re being constructed outside of yourself before you even know who you are, and what you are, and how you want to do it, and why you want to do it.”
Julia on paparazzi taking photos of celebrities’ children:
“I just feel like it’s so demeaning the way they behave, and I hate the fact that I even put any of my energy into thinking about it or being stressed about it. And really, more than anything, it just has to do with my kids. There’s no reason to take pictures of celebrities’ children other than for people to say, “Oh, they’re cute.” I think magazines shouldn’t run pictures of people’s kids. I have a problem with that. I also have a problem with the whole notion that, if I have Henry in a sling, I’m hiding him. He’s a baby and I’m carrying him around, and so’s the lady across the street. I get pissed off, because I think that it’s inhuman to chase a woman with her children.”
Julia on how celebs are just like normal people:
“We’re all the same. Why can’t we get on board with this? That we’re all the same. Some have cooler jobs, some have less cool jobs, some have longer legs, some are nicer people, but we’re all the same. We’re all orbiting the same sun.” Julia on diapers: “I use Seventh Generation [chlorine-free, nontoxic] diapers for Finn and Hazel, and then I was turned on to the [plastic-free, flushable] gDiapers. Henry’s got a gDiaper on.… I would recommend them overall. It is flushable, but you’ve got to stir that thing! If you don’t really break it all the way up, it doesn’t go all the way down.”
Julia on if her kids wanted to get into acting:
“I would call Natalie Portman’s mother. Natalie is such a good actress, but she seems like such a sensible person. I asked her about it one day when we were doing Closer, and she said she only worked with people that her parents trusted, and she only worked when it didn’t impact her school. So there were definitely guidelines. No one does it that way, but they did it, so it can be done. I hope I don’t face that, though, because I think kids should be kids and childhood should be filled with … you know that smell, when your kids come in and they smell like dirt and sweat and sunshine? That’s what I hope for my kids.”
Julia on how it felt to be the first woman to earn more than $20 million [for Erin Brockovich]:
“Just as good as it would if you were a man, I bet. I mean, I guess I shouldn’t belittle it like that. I should take pride in being a forerunner, even if it’s something that seems kind of stupid, like being overpaid for a great job. But I don’t really think about it. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas was my agent then, and she took a real position, as a woman in the industry representing a woman, to make strides in that way. So she really deserves credit. It was really a thing for her.”
Julia on getting back into shape after having children:
“I have been working out, but listen, it is 97 percent genetics. Don’t let anybody tell you any crap about anything else, because that’s what it is: 97 percent genetics and 3 percent just get your ass moving. Because I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.”