Julia Roberts talks Garry Marshall, says late legendary directors love was unconditional
28 July 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Days after the sudden passing of legendary director Garry Marshall, actress Julia Roberts has broken her silence over the matter saying that his love was unconditional.
Marshall is known for launching the careers of many Hollywood A-listers and Roberts is one of those. Roberts has made a lot of projects but the Marshall-directed flick entitled “Pretty Woman” was one of the first movies that catapulted her to where she is now.
Roberts talked to People magazine and she shared, "To know Garry Marshall was to love him. And I was luckier than most to have loved him for my entire adult life and luckier still to have been loved by him because his love was unconditional, inexhaustible and magical."
After working with Marshall on “Pretty Woman,” the two worked together again almost a decade after in the movie “Valentine’s Day.” And most recently, Marshall and Roberts worked together on the 2016 movie “Mother’s Day.” Roberts met the director when she was only 21 years old and said that Marshall has impacted her life greatly.
She added, "For 10 years he made all who watched television laugh and learn and strive to be better, more open people. He taught us to be nice, that life could be simple and sweet and, most importantly, that friends and family were everything."
The 48-year-old actress continued to say that Marshall created projects by blending his personal life. She noted that anywhere the director traveled, each story contained love, devotion, and gratitude to his family. She noted that every romantic moment and kisses he portrayed in the last 53 years were an ode to his wife Barbara. Also, each kid in the projects he does were versions of his children Kathy, Lori, and Scotty.
The “Money Monster” star also said that there is no way to put into words how she feels about the passing of Marshall as he held “too big of a place” in her life and heart.