Julia Roberts gained a lot of weight for the movie ‘Eat Pray Love’

August 2nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Julia Roberts Los Angeles, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hollywood actress Julia Roberts had to gain a whopping 10 pounds by eating lots of junk food such as pasta in order to shoot the movie “Eat Pray Love”. The movie is based on the best seller by Elizabeth Gilbert.

The upcoming movie was directed by Ryan Murphy. In the movie forty-two year old Roberts, features as Liz Gilbert along side James Franco, star of the popular movie “Spider-Man”. The movie is expected to be a blockbuster and will be released on August 13.

Roberts’ character Liz Gilbert was living a standard fairytale life in the movie with a happy marriage, a nice home and a great career but she was unhappy and unfulfilled. She seeks a divorce and decides to explore the world without regard for any potential risks. She packs her baggage and jump into a plane to travel to exotic places and she falls in love with Italy after tasting the country’s food. She also gets to understand the effects of prayer when she travels to India, but in the end she finds a peaceful and fulfilled life on the island of Bali.

Murphy said the actress was so lean that she had to be put on a fattening diet to be able to shoot the role in Italy.

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