Ms. Roberts often gives the impression that she is parsing her lines, leaving lots of dead air between fragments.Well, maybe that is exactly what works in film: having an amazing face and giving people lots of time to gaze upon it. Loving the film idol, you're drawn to the theater where you can be in the presence of the star. Does that ever work right?
And yet, and yet. I found myself fascinated by the way her facial structure (ah, those cheekbones!) seems to change according to how the light hits her. In repose, her face seems impossibly, hauntingly eloquent.
April 20, 2006
"She makes her entrance in the first act and freezes with the unyielding stiffness of an industrial lamppost...."
Julia Roberts is in a Broadway play.