Why Julia Roberts is Jealous of Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock’s comeback has Julia Roberts feeling a little envious and rethinking her career.
Has Julia Roberts lost her America’s Sweetheart crown to Sandra Bullock? It certainly looks that way this year as Sandy has scooped up an armful of awards and even scored an Oscar nod. Julia’s friends tell BettyConfidential the actress is rethinking her career after seeing Sandra’s comeback as a box office superstar.
“She’s a bit envious of Sandra,” a pal says. “Sandra’s ascent into super-star status has definitely rubbed Julia the wrong way. Julia took for granted that she would stay at the top of the heap. But she’s telling her manager, ‘Get me working now!’”
Last year, Sandra cut down her workload in order to be there for her husband Jesse’s kids; Chandler, 15, Jesse Jr., 12, and Sunny, 5. But she still managed to put out two hit films, The Proposal and The Blind Side. The latter broke box office records, becoming the first film with a female lead to make more than $200 million and won Sandra a Golden Globe and SAG award and an Oscar nomination.
Sandra, 45, acknowledged during her SAG acceptance speech that she’d worked hard for her comeback, saying that she’d stopped working six years ago “because I wasn’t doing good work.” She turned her back on the big money roles and began auditioning again and taking roles in smaller films, gradually working her way back up the ladder. In fact, according Hollywood Grind, she only scored her role in The Proposal opposite Ryan Reynolds because Julia wouldn’t lower her salary demands.