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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, & More Cover 'THR' Actress Issue!

Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, & More Cover 'THR' Actress Issue!

Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Thompson, and Oprah Winfrey are featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Actresses Roundtable Issue.

Here is what the ladies had to share with the mag:

Oprah on being terrified of Steven Spielberg during The Color Purple: “I looked directly in the camera because that’s what you do on television. I walked in and went, ‘How you doing, Miss Celie?’ And he went, ‘Cut! Cut! Cut! What is wrong with you?’ And I’m standing there, trembling. ‘Where are you looking?’ I go, ‘I’m looking at the camera.’ He goes, ‘Miss Celie’s over there!’ [I was] terrified.”

Julia on her kid not enjoying her bedtime story performances: “I try to perform bedtime stories, but my kids always say, ‘Just do your mommy voice.’”

Lupita on what made her want to act: “When I was a little girl, the first time I thought I could be an actor was when I watched The Color Purple.”

Emma on just how different people used to view actresses: “My father married my mother [actress Phyllida Law], and my grandmother locked herself in the toilet for a couple of days because ‘actress’ was still synonymous with ‘whore.’ Or, as you say here, ‘ho.’”

For more from the roundtable, visit THR.com!

10+ pictures inside of the ladies in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter

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19 Responses to “Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, & More Cover 'THR' Actress Issue!”

  1. 1
    max Says:

    love that julia is in the center!

  2. 2
    frederickk Says:

    OPRAH? really?! i mean come on. lol

  3. 3
    ella Says:

    Where’s Jennifer Garner? So much for the Oscar campaign.

  4. 4
    Mrs. Gaston Says:

    YES Oprah! and Lupita – both deserving!

  5. 5
    Mike Says:

    Oprah? really? How about NO! Maybe next time after she wishes death on people some more.

  6. 6
    lillian Says:

    can we talk about how flawless lupita is?!?!

  7. 7
    talia Says:

    @lillian: totally agree, i hope she wins an oscar for her role in 12 years a slave

  8. 8
    Rachel Says:

    @lillian: She is amazingly flawless :)

  9. 9
    Fan Says:

    Go Jules!!! Love this group…except I didn’t particularly think Oprah was especially great in ‘The Butler’

  10. 10
    Aisaiko5 Says:

    Take notes Vanity Fair. This is what a cover filled with ACTRESSES looks like. Vogue may want to take a few notes as well.

  11. 11
    Mimi Says:

    I know there are best supporting actress contenders there but Cate Blanchett is going to destroy all of them during awards season.

  12. 12
    Cate Says:

    I love these roundtables although I don’t like the changes the Hollywood Reporter has implemented this year. Emma Thompson is so much fun! She’s always great at these things.

  13. 13
    Beaumont Says:

    Actually Julia Roberts shouldn’t have posed with the others – yes, the others !
    She should have been photographed separated in a different day and her image to be inserted into the picture.
    Just because she’s a star and that’s how a star must be treated -
    not like the others !
    Who are these women to be with Julia, talking and posing ?
    Amazing hair, Julia my friend ! Win your second Oscar !

  14. 14
    RachelMoon Says:

    Oprah never wished death on anyone liar! She said the world will be better off when the racists die off which is the truth!
    Oprah was a revelation in The Butler, a truly marvelous performance.

  15. 15
    Patricia Says:

    Nicole Kidman—The only real movie star left, beautiful, fascinating actress !!!

  16. 16
    Devoted Says:

    @Patricia: You totally right !!!

  17. 17
    LOLa Says:

    Sure Oprah in the center of the picture, sure Oprah was the center of attention during the interview. Oprah, Oprah, Oprah everywhere. I am so sick of her!

  18. 18
    Amy Smart Says:

    She is amazing and i really like about her children response at story time”Just do your mommy voice.’”

  19. 19
    Kate Robin Says:

    I didn’t particularly think Oprah was especially great in ‘The Butler’

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