Julia Roberts Recalls Co-Star Armie Hammer Licking Her Face For ‘Mirror Mirror’ [AUDIO]
Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” surprisingly for the very first time! She talked about why she wanted to be a part of “Mirror Mirror,” her evil Queen character, co-star Armie Hammer, and more!
On Working With Armie Hammer:
There is a particular scene in “Mirror Mirror” where Armie has to lick Julia’s face. “What’s funny is, this was the first scene that we rehearsed together and I think it was the first scene that we shot together. He was nervous and rightly so, because any kind of scene like that…is nerve racking. We were both pretty rattled by the whole thing, because Armie is six foot five and in the scene he kind of comes vaulting through the air on to me on a bed and I just was hoping I wasn’t going to break a hip. Really. That’s what was on my mind. Because he is a big fella.”
On Director Tarsem Singh’s Outfits:
Ellen K was at the “Mirror Mirror” premiere with her son Calvin. She told him to get a picture of Julia on the red carpet, which he did, but he also came back with another pic…director Tarsem Singh‘s shoes. “Always quite the dresser and being from a far away land, he collects things from all of his travels and journeys. So, he’s always got some remarkable ensemble put together, but those shoes were amazing,” Julia tells us. Check out Calvin’s pic of Tarsem’s shoes below!
On Why She Was Interested In ‘Mirror Mirror’:
“It was really the idea Tarsem was directing this movie that brought my interest, and the idea of what he wanted to do with it, and what he was thinking it was going to look like and be like. Because he really creates these dreamlike universes that are remarkable. So, it was wanting to meet him, because I’m a huge fan of his work…that really was what drew me in. And once you meet him, it’s like you get pulled into his world, but there’s just no escaping.”
On Her Evil Queen Character:
Ryan described Julia’s evil Queen as a hybrid of looney, but also likeable. “I think I have been described as looney and likeable probably in my time. I don’t know how likeable she is though, really? She seems rather nasty to me, but hilarious in the fact that she’s just completely obsessed with Snow White and completely obsessed with vanity and her superficial compass. She’s just a complete maniac as I see her,” Julia says. “She’s very greedy with wanting all the attention, the credit, and the spotlight.”
On Why ‘The Pelican Brief’ Was A Tipping Point:
“It just came along at a time when I wasn’t finding anything I really liked, I was being offered a lot of things, I felt very spoiled for choice and was just stuck, there was nothing that was making me feel that creative pull to do it. It had been a couple of years that I hadn’t worked and when Alan Pakula called me about “The Pelican Brief” and it all came together so beautifully and brought me kind of back in to working and it just had a real meaningful place in my life in that way.”
“Mirror Mirror” is out in theaters on March 30th.