Julie Roberts Praises Meryl Streep in Marie Claire December 2013

Posted Monday November 11, 2013 11:45 AM GMT

With her new movie "August: Osage County" set to hit theaters on Christmas Day, Julia Roberts pitched in on promotions by covering the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine.

The 46-year-old actress struck a few poses for celebrity photographer Cedric Buchet before sitting down with director Ryan Murphy to chat about everything from working with Meryl Streep to "Googling" herself.

Highlights from Miss Robert's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Marie Claire!

On working with Meryl Streep in August: Osage County:
“I had many imaginary conversations with Meryl about working together…When a person goes from being on a pedestal in your mind, to even cooler, better, and more fabulous up close, you get to understand them a little more intimately.”

On her career:
“I think the reason 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.”

On social media:
“It’s kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can’t resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant.”

On never Googling herself:
“I have too much potential for collapse. There’s an anonymity that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you’re really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up.”

On having pride in taking care of her family:
“It’s my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days. You have pride in how you take care of your family.”

On her charity work and working with Hillary Clinton:
“I had interviewed Hillary Clinton [for OWN], who has become a personal hero to me – who she is and her convictions as a woman and mother and a humanitarian.”

On her Oscar chances:
“Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn’t mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that’s impossible. Now that I’m a grown-up person and have things of such greater value to pin my idea of joy and fullness on, if something like that were to happen again, my feeling of thrill would be defined in a completely different way.”

Photo Credit: Cedric Buchet for Marie Claire

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