Julia Roberts Muses on Fame in Vanity Fair

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Julia Roberts is perhaps one of the most recognizable women in the world. She talks about how she comes to grips with that in the new issue of Vanity Fair.

The Mirror, Mirror actress and mom to twins Hazel and Finn, 7, and son Henry, 4, says her children with husband Danny Moder have no concept of fame.

"On a crowded street, and somebody noticed me, and then another person noticed. Somebody said as we were walking past, 'Oh, that's Julia Roberts.'"

"We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn turned around and said, 'Yeah, my mom's Julia Robinson,'" she said. "That's what gives you perspective."

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It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person," says the Oscar-winner, who gained some perspective herself.

Curious about what life is like for children born into famous families, Roberts talked to her Larry Crowne costar Grace Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep.

"Grace comes up and goes, 'Gosh, it's so sweet seeing all your kids on the set. It reminds me of when I was little, and I would go see my mom at work.'"

"I asked, 'Were you happy?' Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information."

"I said, 'How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?' She said, 'I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.'"

"I said, 'Were you cool with it?' She said, 'Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma or anything like that.' So hearing that was hopeful."

Roberts doesn't just worry about the future of her three children, she's also concerned with today's up-and-coming actors living under a microscope.

"The business is so different; you can never be that new girl that has that moment of, 'Where'd she come from?'" Roberts tells Vanity Fair.

"There's the express elevator and there's rehab. It's so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs."

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