Sally Field has claimed Julia Roberts was subjected to “horrible” harassment on the set of Steel Magnolias.
The 77-year-old actress was part of the all-star cast of the 1989 drama film alongside Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton.
Apparently, then-newcomer Julia, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role as the tragic Shelby, was always being “molested” by director Herbert Ross.
Sally and her colleagues had to “come to his aid” and “join his side” during production, he said.
After the release of Steel Magnolias, Julia became a superstar with her film Pretty Woman.
Sally Field Claims Julia Roberts Was Subjected to ‘Horrible’ Harassment on Steel Magnolias Set
The 77-year-old actress was part of the all-star cast of the 1989 drama film; seen in 2019
Clockwise from top right: Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Field, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah pose for a promotional photo for Steel Magnolias.
She said Vulture: ‘(Herb) was practically giving me the freedom to do whatever. I mean, Herb was very, very, very hard on Julia.
‘If you ever talk to Julia, she’ll tell you.
“We would all rally around Julia, because she was the baby. She was kind of a newcomer. And she was wonderful, and he just picked on her. It was horrible.’
Field added: “Because he could be a real son of a bitch, that’s why.” Some people just need to have someone to mess with.
“But we all came to his aid, and I remember one time Dolly just turned on him, always with humor, but usually with the most vulgar humor you’ve ever heard, so it was like, literally, you don’t have a leg to stand on.” stop.” .’
The Academy Award-winning star was then asked if Ross had subjected her to the same type of behavior.
She insisted that would never have happened because she is a ‘warrior’ despite her small stature.
Roberts with co-star Tom Skerritt during their wedding scene
She told Vulture: ‘(Herb) was practically giving me the freedom to do whatever. I mean, Herb was very, very, very hard on Julia. ‘If you ever talk to Julia, she’ll tell you’
Campo said: ‘No. Because he didn’t dare. I mean, I don’t care about grades, but I’ll argue if it doesn’t make sense to me.
But if you’re going to be mean to me, then you’ll find a warrior. He may be small, but you don’t want to do that.
Director Ross died in 2001 in New York City at the age of 74 due to heart failure.
The 56-year-old actress said Bazaar that navigating the world is a “scary place.”
Regarding online harassment, Roberts said Monday, “I was surprised how it made me feel.”
After the release of Steel Magnolias, Julia became a superstar with her film Pretty Woman with Richard Gere.
This comes after Julia’s brother Eric Roberts shared that he’s ready to spill the tea on a new memoir about her prolific Hollywood career.
The 67-year-old actor revealed Wednesday that his next book, Runaway Train: Or, the Story of My Life So Far, will cover his arrival in Tinseltown at the age of 17, his complicated relationship with his superstar sister Julia and everything in between. , including his struggle with substance abuse disorder.
The Expendables star is “open about the severity of her addictions and their devastating effect on her career” in her memoir, according to a press release.
Written with bestselling author Sam Kashner, Eric’s tome will also include information about his romance with actress Sandy Dennis, his work with Bob Fosse on Star 80, and his friendships with legends such as Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke, John Malkovich, Bruce Willis and Robin Williams. .
Eric will also talk about his relationship with his actress daughter Emma Roberts, who he shares with his ex Kelly Cunningham.
Eric Roberts is ready to spill the tea in a new memoir about his prolific Hollywood career. Seen in 2022
The 67-year-old actor revealed on Wednesday that his next book, ‘Runaway Train: Or, the Story of My Life So Far,’ will cover his arrival in Tinseltown at the age of 17, his complicated relationship with his superstar sister Julia. and everything else, including his struggle with substance abuse disorder; Julia seen in 2023
The book is sure to contain some juicy stories from Hollywood insiders.
Eric’s resume dates back to 1974, when he made his first appearance on the television show ‘How to Survive a Marriage.’
He rose to prominence with his breakout role in the 1978 film King of the Gypsies, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Roberts then received critical acclaim for his role in Runaway Train (1985), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
In the ’90s, he continued to show his versatility in films such as The Specialist (1994) and The Dark Knight (2008).
Roberts’ career spans more than 600 film and television appearances, solidifying his status as a respected and enduring figure in Hollywood.
Of course, a rumored breakup with Pretty Woman star Julia has been one of the most talked about aspects of his wild life in Hollywood.
However, in a 2022 interview with Behind the Velvet Rope with David YontefEric dismissed rumors of a feud with the 55-year-old actress, claiming it stemmed from a misunderstanding in an awkward interview.
A rumored breakup with Pretty Woman star Julia has been one of the most talked about aspects of his wild life in Hollywood; seen in 1986
Eric and Julia with their sister Lisa (left) in 1988
“Julia and I have always been good,” the Dark Knight star told the podcast host, even though they haven’t been photographed together in decades.
‘I think years and years ago I was doing a press tour for some movie. I don’t even know what movie it was. And it was right when Pretty Woman had just been released.
—And that’s why they’re asking a lot of questions about Julia. And I said, “Hey, excuse me. Can we talk about me?” I think I was very funny. And of course, then it’s like, “Oh, they have a problem. Oh my God, they have a problem.”
‘And suddenly all these problems that I keep hearing that I have with my sister and that I don’t have with my sister. And they are popping up everywhere,” she added.
The Mississippi native added, “And they ask me about them like they’re real problems.” “So what happened? And so and so and so and so. “Oh, I wasn’t aware of that.”