Quotables: Did Julia Roberts Honestly Just Slam Halle Berry?

8/10/2014 10:30 AM PDT, by
"I think I've always sort of been on the more boyish spectrum of girls. For example, I've never been chosen as 'one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini.'  And honestly, it's a godsend. When I was younger, I'd think, 'Oh, I'm the prettiest one. It's not Halle Berry. It's not!'  But it is, you know?"

--Julia Roberts sort of, maybe, passive aggressively disses Halle Berry while discussing her body. Huh.

Really though, this is just odd. Julia Roberts, while obviously gorgeous, doesn't have a lot of curves, and if she would have just talked about that, this would be a great little quote. You're still a beautiful woman even if you don't have large breasts, that kind of thing, that would be sweet. But she had to bring that bit about Halle Berry in there, and that's what took this quote from awesome to, well, not.

It's just that you don't have to bring others down to bring yourself up. And yeah, Julia is talking about doing that in the past tense, but still, there was no reason to say what she said. It's thoughtless and rude, and honestly, we should be able to expect better from the lady who brought us "Pretty Woman."

Filed Under:  Julia Roberts , Halle Berry , Quotables

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657 days ago

I think she was paying Hallee a compliment.

657 days ago

This is a compliment..

657 days ago

That's not a dig at Halle Berry.

Sometimes it's astounding, the lengths you folks go to here to purposely misread between the lines in order to come up with a "take" on a 3 sentence quote or picture.

I sure hope you don't do this in your personal life. There's nothing more annoying than having to constantly be walking on eggshells around someone who insists on reading extra meaning into everything.

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657 days ago

This is so not a diss to Halle. It's a compliment. Julia was talking about what she told herself...that she was the hot one...but the end of the statement CLEARLY states that she thinks Halle is the hot one. I think it's really sad that the writer of this article would take something like this and twist it into something that anyone with intelligence and sense would know immediately. Whoever wrote this needs to know this article is a total FAIL. JS.

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657 days ago

Simple. Emily Trainham suffers from aphasia... :-)

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657 days ago

Julia is known for her wacky, funny wit and this "supposed to be" showbiz net writer obviously has no idea of that fact. So what level of education did this internet writer attain? She can't seem to distinguish a compliment from bashing! Seemingly this person who wrote this moronic piece has THE MOST shallow, lame brain cells EVER. Or she's just trying to bait people to start a feud between these two gorgeous and talented ladies. WTF!

657 days ago

Whoever is writing this article is clearly taking what she said the wrong way. Words, when on black and white, are not always as clear as actually hearing what the person said. Don't make this more than what it is.

657 days ago

Are you serious.

657 days ago

Emily, Emily, Emily....are you serious? It must have been a reeeeal slow day at the office because you must have made this up as a joke so we could all post comments to let you know how way out in left field you are with your interpretation of Ms. Roberts' funny way of clearly paying Ms. Berry a huge compliment.

Duke Steele
657 days ago

Not only is the writer way off by saying Roberts slammed Berry, shes the same person that said that Julia Roberts was "obviously gorgeous". And where is that? In the bizarro universe?

657 days ago

You're reaching, and it's awful. Why don't you go write another article about that dull as dishwater Cuoco bore.

657 days ago

I think the comment is okay. Julia is humbling herself by admitting she has been a bit jealous of Halle.

656 days ago

She did not slam Halle, the author just misinterpreted the statement and twisted it.

654 days ago

Halle Berry has breast implant anyway, but she's still beautiful..Amazing how well she's aging.

654 days ago

Halle Berry is aging well..How old is she now?

653 days ago

WTH with the crappy story? Julia complimented Halle

651 days ago

That was a slam??Are you kidding.....Who makes this crap up?

Richard Carter
648 days ago

Don't you get it? Ms. Roberts is totally being complimentary toward Ms. Berry.