Not Even Julia Roberts Books Auditions Every Time

by | Acting, auditions, Career Advice, Film

The Marie Claire magazine interview with Julia Roberts gave me pause. Believe me, I’m not into reading celebrity articles, or People, or whatever the latest celeb/pop culture mags dish, but I happened upon  an intelligently written article in this month’s Marie Claire magazine that resonated with me in a positive way.

In addition to the fact that Julia Roberts graces the cover at her stylish best, I love it when I learn that in real-life,  some celebrities, even Julia Roberts  –caliber celebrities encounter auditions  that don’t pan out. After seeing this article, I feel  I can better relate to her as a fellow member of the entertainment industry.

Sure,  there’s the self-promotional aspect of the interview’s ultimate purpose ; two new movies coming out, August and Normal (due out next spring) and one with Meryl Streep. (sounds great) .

Now with the kids getting older, Roberts says she is planning on working more.

Here’s the best part of the article/interview:

Tell her that, and what does she do? Laugh, of course. But then, this, about the Great Roles that are now coming her way:

“I think the reason why I’ve been able to enjoy my career is that I always knew, for some reason—even when it was about getting a job to pay your bills and stuff—I always knew that it will surface, it will come. The things that are correct for me will come to me at the time that I am interested in them and have the capacity, the understanding, to do them. When I miss out on a part, I can be bummed I didn’t get it, but then I see who got it, and I think, Oh, well.”


Reading this made me feel better. This week I learned that one of my bigger clients (an advertising agency) lost the account “we” had. The client ended up taking all of their production in-house to save money. They never saw it coming.

Lessons learned and the bottom line: “Oh well”  And…you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Read more:  – Julia Roberts Interview – Marie Claire


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