April 27, 2007: Celebri-spiral Role Model of the Week-Julia Roberts
From Pretty Woman to pretty quiet woman, Julia Roberts is still a major box office star and every bit as sought after as younger, more attention-needy-and-in-your-face actresses. Here's a recent shot of her, pregnant with her third child. But do you know anything about her really?
She holds our interest without being an idiot, and she's the queen of the entertaining but unrevealing interview. That's why she's our Celebri-spiral Role Model of the Week.
I love Julia, and have seen her up close and personal as she strictly deals with rabid fans. I was impressed. Yes, she's been there/done that, and we've celebri-spiraled with her over her romances and dramatic, broken engagement to Kiefer Sutherland.
But now she manages to stay in the limelight, appear witty and cheerful, and never reveal a damn thing about herself. I don't know of any celebrity who deflects invasive, personal questions with as much wit and style as she does, often at the expense of some hapless interviewer, who is no match for her quick, condescending wit. She is not one to suffer fools, encourage invasion of her privacy, or complain about the media.
Every week I'll choose one celebrity who exemplifies anti celebri-spiral qualities such as:
- Productive, with the attention focused on the work.
- Entertaining, without leveraging personal life.
- Smart, but not sanctimonious or snotty.
- Clearly human, highly likable and relatable , without overstepping TMI boundaries.
- Celebrated, but without taint or scandal looming like a black cloud.
Who would you nominate for future Celebri-spiral Role Models?