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Julia Roberts & Tom Hanks Cover 'W' June 2011

Julia Roberts & Tom Hanks Cover 'W' June 2011

Tom Hanks holds onto Julia Roberts on the cover of W‘s June issue.

Here’s what the Larry Crowne co-stars and real-life BFFs had to share with the mag:

Julia on Tom directing her in the film: “God, no [I wasn't nervous]. We knew each other socially. When I was in Rome, shooting Eat Pray Love, Tom sent me the script and said, ‘Tell me what you think.’ I couldn’t stop smiling when I read it: It’s topical, but very positive.”

Julia on whether she’d ever be a director: “No. I can direct breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I take pride in my kitchen, but I’m not going to direct a movie.”

Tom on writing the role for Julia: “Yes. I had some teachers who looked like Julia. I would see them and think, I love you. So there was never anyone but Julia. Still, even after she said yes, I was the boss. That meant I got to say, ‘You don’t wear this dress, you wear that dress.’ And Julia’s Julia – she can be intimidating [Laughs].”

FYI: Julia is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana silk dress on the cover. She also rocked a Versace gown and a Giorgio Armani corset and skirt for the shoot.

For more of Julia and Tom‘s interview, check out!

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Photos: Mario Sorrenti/W
Posted to: Julia Roberts, Magazine, Tom Hanks

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  • Greg Pope

    I’ve always wanted to see Tom Cruise do a movie with Julia Roberts and one with Tom Hanks. They are all incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.

  • Wiktoria

    I hope to see Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis do another movie together after only having one scene together in Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).

  • kiki

    love them both!

  • consti

    Hollywood Legends!! <3

  • carl

    She looks stunning! Love the cover


  • holly p.

    great cover! she has the most perfect bone structure ever, her face is just so unique and unforgettable.

  • justppl

    @Greg Pope:

    A movie with Tom Hanks – PLAYING WHAT? I don’t like that idea.
    A movie with Julia would be nice. She and Tom are the two most successful actors of this era in terms of box office, yet they’re also the two most hated ones on the internet.

  • max

    talk about TRUE MOVIE STARS!

  • t-ill

    can’t wait for their new movie, it looks cute.

  • FY

    julia does look fantastic, like a supermodel, but tom is a bit…awkward.

  • Helena

    she really looks younger than her age. Awesome bone structure!

  • kaaaa simply Amazing!!!!!!!

    @#5, stop using my name with bad word

  • Benjie

    wow, they both look terrible, to have a lifetime of pampering and adoration and luxury, they look worse than any of of regular folks. used to like julia but she really comes across as a really nasty person,

  • Chilly

    i wish julia was alone on the cover: love tom, but he looks so out of place!

  • Peep

    julia looks amazing, her eyes are breathtaking!

  • longchamp

    so tom hanks must be a ‘fantastic woman’ now? ’cause last time i looked, horse-face julia had poached a married man – nothing ‘fantastic’ about that.

  • Ha

    @longchamp: tom’s a cheata…He dumped his first wife for Rita :)

  • Cristobal

    <3 both

  • Brainy box


  • R

    Jules is gor-geous!!!

  • Not a fan

    Wow, Julia looks like a skeleton.

  • Carla

    Love Tom.

  • shoes4life

    That corset photo is the same pose that Angelina recently did for Vogue. Julia’s version is nice but I love Angelina’s better because it’s more of a silhouette shot.

  • gulp

    amazing cover, they look great :))))

  • Shannon

    what’s with all the haters? you can’t deny that they are two of the most popular/successful actors in hollywood. plus, they seem like great people. i don’t get the thumbs down on every positive comment.

  • Frizz

    What happened to Julia. She used to be so pretty.

  • Alexandra

    @Shannon: Tell me about it, this blog is full of negativity. I guess you can’t make some people happy no matter what.

  • lonniedri

    come on people! These are Hollywood Legends with legitimate talent and have long paid their dues! It beats some naked famew*ore reality star like Kim Kardashian on a major magazine like W!!!!!

    I think Julia is beautiful she has always had beautiful bone structure and an amazing smile. She looks great for her age!!! and unlike alot of celebs who are over used on mag covers, I feel like Julia isn’t.

    and Tom Hanks is one of the best actors ever. such a likeable guy.

  • riri

    what does she mean by saything the film is “topical….but”?
    Why on earth does Tom Hanks want to have Julia Roberts in her film?!
    She is so annoying, volgar, full of herself and lacking talent.
    She used to be charming and better on film. Can’t he see she is out f his league in the worst way?

  • ellie’

    Love both..Julia is so beautiful on cover…

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  • http://deleted lilia mazunina

    @Greg Pope: NO, HANKS’S BETTER!!!

  • vanessa

    tom hanks is starting to age.. they shouldve photoshopped the eye bags

  • jessa

    i think this photo is great but would be even better if she was smiling or maybe a grin, similar to his.

  • Jimmyvanelli

    Now there’s a good looking cover, the trailer for this movie looks unreal and im not even into the whole romantic comedy thing.
    At minimum I can take my wife to this and be the hero of the night, and let it be a silent guilty pleasure.

    Theyre running a contest to send someone to the premiere in LA off the fb page where I saw the trailer