Julia Roberts, 43, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana’s silk dress and Burberry belt and Tom Hanks wearing a Tom Ford silk suit grace the cover of W Magazine. The two were photographed by Mario Sorrenti and Julia Roberts was styled by L’Wren Scott and Tom Hanks was styled by Negar Ali.
In the magazine Julia and Tom talk adult education, starting out in Hollywood, the power of optimism, their new dramedy, Larry Crowne, the recession-era story of one man’s reinvention. Check out a few excerpts of the interview below and check out a trailer for the movie!
Roberts on her character in Larry Crowne: “I spend a lot of the movie woozy. Why did Tom Hanks think of me when he thought of a drunken schoolteacher? What does that mean? He has me chugging margaritas. It’s hard to chug a margarita! I asked why it couldn’t be straight liquor, and he said it was funnier if it was a drink made in a blender.”
Roberts on whether she attended college: “No. This was my first college experience. And the first time I had to speak in front of a classroom, I was apoplectic. All these faces looking up at me, thinking, What is she going to teach us? I needed to find my composure. It was very hard-it was terrible, in fact.”
Hanks on whether he was a drama major?: “God, no. I didn’t think acting was a job. I did take a class called Drama in Performance. We read plays and went and saw them performed. That was the transformational experience for me: There was no chick, no girlfriend you were trying to impress. The whole world went black, and you were one with the play.”
Hanks on his first acting role? I played George in Our Town at Chabot College in Hayward, California. I was working weekends as a bellman at the Oakland Airport Hilton.
To read more of the interview visit W Magazine.