Julia Roberts Opens Up About Losing Half-Sister Nancy Motes in WSJ May 2014

Posted Monday April 21, 2014 1:46 PM GMT

Opening up for the first time about the death of her half-sister, Julia Roberts took time to chat with WSJ. Magazine in its May 2014 issue.

After posing in a Celine sweater for the Josh Olins-shot spread, the “August: Osage County” actress looked stunning for the cover shoot while discussing the recent struggles in her family and what she thinks of the word "celebrity."

Check out highlights from Miss Roberts’ interview below and for more, head over to WSJ.

On what it means to be a ‘celebrity’ today:
“I don’t consider myself a celebrity, [at least not] how it is fostered in our culture today. I don’t know if I’m old and slow, but there seems to be a frenzy to it.”

On starting a family after working 18 years:
“By the time we had kids, I had accomplished things and felt secure about that part of my life. I was so joyful moving into the family phase of my life in a sincere way.”

On life in Malibu with her family:
“We’re just grateful for the sense we have of being like any other family down the street. I don’t question it.”

On the death of her half-sister, Nancy Motes:
“It’s hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead. You don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It’s so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family.”

Photo Credit: Josh Olins for WSJ.