TODAY's Matt Lauer Interviews Julia Roberts Today; Read Excerpts Now

TODAY's Matt Lauer Interviews Julia Roberts Today; Read Excerpts Now

Matt Lauer sat down with Oscar winner Julia Roberts in an interview to air tomorrow, Friday, August 1 on NBC's TODAY. Roberts talked about her film The Normal Heart, which received 16 Primetime Emmy nominations. She also shared stories about her family, discussed the movies she is most proud of, and she named her "dream" ensemble cast.

Excerpts from the interview follow. If used, mandatory credit NBC's TODAY with air date of Friday, August 1.

Roberts on the high level of social media scrutiny that did not exist when she was an up-and-comer:

Julia Roberts: I don't think I'd survive. It's just too nasty... I'd pull out of [the business]. I wouldn't have the stomach for it.

Roberts on The Normal Heart Emmy nominations:

Julia Roberts: To see it appreciated so fully in so many departments... It makes me extraordinarily proud to be a part of that.

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