Julia Roberts On Vanity Fair: Actress Talks Kids, Celebrity Culture

Julia Roberts is no stranger to the fame game. In fact, she's Hollywood royalty both on and off the big screen, but the culture of being a "celebrity" has changed by leaps and bounds since she first came on the scene. Roberts graces the cover of Vanity Fair's April issue, and talks about the challenges facing young actors and actresses today, and how she's shielding her own family from her world-famous persona.

“It’s too bad that young actors coming up now will never get that kind of experience," she said, remembering how people encouraged her to get her face out there when she was starting out. "The business is so different; you can never be that new girl that has that moment of ‘Where’d she come from?'"

“There’s the express elevator and there’s rehab," she added. "It’s so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs.”

Though she has mastered the art of being a movie star, these days the actress' biggest role is being mom to her three children, twins Hazel and Finn, 7, and Henry, 4, with husband Daniel Moder. Roberts may be one of the world's most recognizable faces, but she revealed that her fame is still lost on her kids.

She told Vanity Fair that she was once “on a crowded street, and somebody noticed me, and then another person noticed. Somebody said as we were walking past, ‘Oh, that’s Julia Roberts.’ We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, ‘Yeah, my mom’s Julia Robinson.’ That’s what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person.”

Check out Roberts' cover below. For more, head over to Vanity Fair or pick up their April issue, on national newsstands March 6.

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