The iconic rom-com that gave us the famous dialogue between Julia Roberts and Grant, as she confesses she’s “just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her,” was actually Kidman’s dream role in 1999, however she wasn’t the big star she is now during the casting of the film.
The popular blockbuster gave Roberts a Golden Globe award for her performance and went on to have more opportunities in the industry thanks to the relevancy of the movie and the success of the storyline.
The 53-year-old Australian actress admits she “really wanted the role” but unfortunately wasn’t “well-known enough,” even revealing that maybe she wasn’t “talented enough” to play the part.
It’s hard to imagine the famous relationship of the two characters in the film without the performance of Julia Roberts, however both actresses went on to have a massive success in their professional careers.
The acclaimed actress was awarded for her appearance in the HBO series Big Little Lies alongside Meryl Streep, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, and is set to appear in The Undoing, another HBO miniseries in which she will play a married couple alongside Hugh Grant.