Going under the knife isn't something Julia Roberts has turned to

Whilst many of her contemporaries have opted for the odd nip and tuck, Julia Roberts is proud to say that she’s bucked the trend.

The 47-year-old actress, who was catapulted to fame when she starred in 1990 romcom Pretty Woman, thinks she’s actually gambled more by NOT trying to change her face with surgery.

‘I guess, at this point, the biggest risk I’ve ever taken [with my look] is not having had a facelift,’ says Julia. ‘Also, the first time I cut off all my hair. I didn’t really think of it as a risk until every time I walked into a room, people would gasp.’

Julia prefers to consider at a woman’s character over the way she looks. The Hollywood star has three children with husband Daniel Moder and thinks working ladies who manage to look after their kids without help are true heroes.

Speaking about those she admires, she said: ‘Mothers who do what I do every day without the really great support that I have, or can have when I need it.

‘The women who struggle to keep the insurance paid; the ones who don’t just get not to go to work because they want to stay home with the kids. That includes my girlfriends who do this with joy and grace and with long and full jobs.’

We love how Julia balances her honesty with a wicked sense of humour. When asked what she admires most in a woman, the actress quips: ‘Aside from a hot ass, I admire transparency.

‘I want to know who I’m dealing with. Don’t pretend to be a person and then turn around…’

Being able to have a joke is a quality Julia is very proud of.

‘[I value] my sense of humour,’ she tells Hello! ‘I’m very honest. I speak very plainly. Either you love it or you don’t.’

We’re in the first group, Julia.

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