Hollywood actress Julia Roberts and her family put ‘evacuation standby’ on their luxury private estate in the Hawkesbury area during NSW flood emergency
Julia Roberts and her family were put on ‘evacuation standby’ last week during the flood emergency in NSW, it has been reported.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the Hollywood actress, 53, her cinematographer husband Daniel Moder, 52, and their three children reside on a luxurious private estate in the Hawkesbury area northwest of Sydney.
The publication reports that rising flood waters in the region – as a result of the one-off downpour last weekend – nearly cut off the roads around the five-bedroom property.
Scared: Hollywood actress Julia Roberts and her family were reportedly put on ‘evacuation standby’ at their private luxury estate in the Hawkesbury area last week during the NSW emergency
But an insider urged the publication that the star and her family were not in “any immediate danger” and that had they been evacuated, this would have been a “precautionary measure.”
They told the publication, “Their accommodation is on very high ground, so there was no major threat.”
“It was more about being aware that inbound and outbound roads had to be temporarily closed,” she added.
Down Under: According to The Daily Telegraph, the 53-year-old Hollywood actress, her cinematographer husband Daniel Moder, 52, and their three children are staying on a luxurious private estate in the Hawkesbury area northwest of Sydney. Pictured are twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 16, and son Henry, 13
The Hawkesbury region estate is where Julia and her family are said to have spent their mandatory quarantine period and will continue to reside during their time Down Under.
The lush private grounds features an infinity pool, a sleek kitchen with modern appliances, spacious bedrooms and a tranquil balcony with stunning bushland views.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted representatives for Julia Roberts for comment.
Julia arrived in Down Under earlier this month and is scheduled to film two movies alongside big names this year.
One of the projects is the political thriller Gaslit, centered around the infamous Watergate scandal, starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn and Australian Joel Edgerton.
Safety first: But an insider urged The Daily Telegraph that the star and her family were not in ‘any immediate danger’ and that had they been evacuated it would have been a ‘precautionary measure’.
The movie is being directed and produced by Joel and his brother, Nash Edgerton.
Julia will also be filming the Ticket to Paradise with her Ocean’s Eleven protagonist George Clooney, 59.
The romantic comedy will begin shooting the film in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands later this year.
Julia and George, arriving in Australia later this year, play a divorced couple traveling to Bali, Indonesia, to prevent their daughter from making the same mistake she made 25 years ago.
The production has received $ 6.4 million from the Australian government as part of a site incentive program.
“I am so happy to support Ticket to Paradise with a $ 6.4 million grant as part of our very successful Location Incentive Program,” said Paul Fletcher, the Secretary of Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts.
In return, the film is expected to bring $ 47 million to the local economy and create more than 270 jobs.
Together Again: Julia will also be filming Ticket to Paradise with her Ocean’s Eleven protagonist George Clooney, 59. The romantic comedy will begin shooting the film in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands later this year.