Julia Roberts’ New Character Was Almost A Lesbian
Julia Roberts came close to playing a lesbian in her new movie The Secret in Their Eyes.
The Oscar winner was offered the role of an FBI investigator grieving the murder of a loved one. The role, before a handful of script changes, was originally a male character and then was gay.
But Roberts finally came up with the perfect plotline, and persuaded director Billy Ray to rethink the script.
“I said, ‘If it’s a woman, can she lose her child, because we all have one or we’ve been one, so everybody is therefore connected to her grief in some way’,” the actress added.