Eric Roberts made bizarre comments about his relationship with his movie star sister Julia Roberts on Wednesday.
In an interview with Behind the velvet rope with David YontefThe 66-year-old actor has dismissed rumors of a feud with the 54-year-old Pretty Woman actress after years of speculation about a breakup between the brothers.
“Julia and I have always been good,” The Dark Knight star told the podcast host, even though they haven’t been photographed together in decades.
Speak up: Eric Roberts made bizarre comments about his relationship with his sister Julia Roberts on Wednesday. Seen in 2021
Rumors: In a Behind the Velvet Rope interview with David Yontef, the 66-year-old actor dismissed rumors of a feud with the 54-year-old actress after years of speculation about a breakup between the brothers Julia photographed in April 2022
The Best of the Best singer criticized media scrutiny of his relationship with Julia after she rose to fame following the release of her hit romantic comedy Pretty Woman in 1990.
He said: ‘I think years and years ago I was doing a press tour for a film. I don’t even know what movie it was. And it was just when Pretty Woman was just released.
‘And so they’re asking a lot of questions about Julia. And I said, “Hey, excuse me. Can we talk about me?” I think I was very funny. And of course then it’s like, “Oh, they’ve got a problem. Oh, my God, they’ve got a problem.”
“Julia and I have always been good,” The Dark Knight star told the podcast host. Photographed in 1999
‘And all of a sudden all these problems I keep hearing that I have with my sister that I don’t have with my sister. And they are showing up all over the place,” she added.
The Mississippi native added, “And they ask me about them like they’re real problems.” “So what happened? And so and so and so and so. Oh, I wasn’t aware of that.”
“And they’re all keeping a secret now. So Eric won’t talk about it.” So it blew up and blew up and became all these things that it wasn’t.
“And we don’t agree on a lot of things,” Eric explained. “My sister and I, however, have always talked, we have always complained and we have always had fun getting to know each other. Simple as that.’
Fighting back: The Best of the Best actor continued to criticize media scrutiny of his relationship with Julia after she rose to fame following the release of her hit romantic comedy Pretty Woman in 1990. Seen in 1985
David noted that the brothers rarely agree on everything, to which Eric responded, ‘Don’t get me wrong. I love meeting my sister. She is, she is a cool girl, my sister.
The Academy Award nominee explained that Julia’s life isn’t easy as she balances raising three teenagers and stars in Hulu’s political thriller Gaslit.
He now has three teenage children. I mean, her life, her life is not a day at the beach, man,’ she said between laughs. ‘You know? And, and she’s got a lot of stuff that she has to deal with.
Famous family: Eric shares his daughter Emma, 32, with his ex Kelly Cunningham. Emma spotted in 2021
And now he’s doing a TV series again. I mean, she’s doing a lot of stuff and you know, so, you know, I don’t, I don’t ignore it. I just keep out of her hair with the press. And that’s it. Simple. And she, and she stays out of mine.
David then asked Eric if he loved being an uncle to his little sister’s children. The Erin Brockovich star shares twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 17, and her son Ella Henry, 14, with her husband Danny Moder, 53.
‘Well, I’ve got it made,’ said Eric. ‘I mean, I’ve got it done. And it’s like, it’s like being a grandfather. I have my granddaughter.
Eric’s stepdaughter, Morgan, has a daughter named Georgia. And Eric shares his daughter Emma Roberts, 32, with his ex-partner Kelly Cunningham. Emma is the mother of Rhodes, one, whom he shares with her ex Garrett Hedlund, 37.
He added: ‘I mean, I’m like, Spider-Man, I’m the ultimate guy. And he is really cool. And it’s the same as being an uncle, you know?
‘What kind of mother is Julia to these three children?’ David asked.
The Runaway Train actor responded: ‘Oh, you know what? If I start doing that, I’m going to get in trouble no matter what I say.’
Eric: ‘And we disagree on a lot of things. However, my sister and I have always talked, we have always complained and we have always had fun getting to know each other. Simple as that.’ Seen in May 2022
“I don’t want to get you in trouble,” said the host.
“Thanks, mate,” Eric responded.
He added: ‘She’s a great mother, by the way. She is a great mom. She is a modern mom. She knows everything.
David said: ‘It’s not easy being the cool mom. I just think it’s a media thing. forget about you Let’s not get you in trouble. Anyone you look at. There are a million people who have a mother/daughter in the business.
He continued: ‘It’s like, it’s, it’s something about the business. When there are family members, especially siblings, I think they are taken away and, again, I can name a hundred other people. It is taken in a strange direction. I believe that.’
‘Yes, I know. I know, Eric said. ‘I’ve been there.’
Over the years, Eric has only once spoken openly about his relationship with Julia. In an interview with vanity fair in 2018, he admitted that his past struggles with drug addiction and his breakup with Kelly created a rift between him and Julia.
The Academy Award winner sided with Kelly after the split, helping her pay legal fees during her custody battle with Eric over Emma, then two years old.
Praise: Eric called Julia a ‘modern mom’, adding that she ‘knows it all’ Seen in May 2022
During the interview, Eric reflected on his complicated relationship with Julia and her sister Lisa, 57.
He told Vanity Fair. ‘I wouldn’t characterize it as a fight. He was crazy about my sisters. He loved them, he adored them. They were precious to me and we had moments of great closeness.
“We all feel very protective of each other, but the hardest person to protect is yourself.”
The actor explained that his decades-long drug abuse caused Julia to distance herself from him.
“He was exhausting being around: whiny, guilty, unable to enjoy pleasure,” Eric said. “Everyone in my world needed a break sometimes, and that must have included Julia.”
Complicated: Eric reflected on his complicated relationship with Julia and her 57-year-old sister Lisa. Lisa, Eric, Julia and Jon Voight seen in 1985
However, he explained that after years of estrangement, the brothers reunited in 2004 when Julia welcomed Hazel and Phinnaeus.
Eric said he visited the hospital after his younger sister gave birth “to leave gifts.”
He added: “Instead, they ushered me into his room and he immediately showered me with brotherly and uncle love.”
The artist went on to say that after that visit, they spent several Thanksgivings together and became ’email friends’.
Eric also took credit for his sister and daughter’s successful careers, telling Vanity Fair, “IIf it wasn’t for me, there would be no Julia Roberts or Emma Roberts as celebrities, as actresses, and I’m very proud of that.
“When Julia first came to New York, I walked into William Morris and said, ‘Which one of you is going to sign my sister Julia?
He added: “And I’m very proud that everyone knows that I was the first, because I was the first by far.” I was the first to get Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, so I’m proud of that.