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Homecoming is a show that has been receiving a massive amount of critical acclaim. This is particularly the case when it comes to the performance by Julia Roberts who plays Heidi Bergman, the lead character in this TV show. At a press day for Homecoming in Los Angeles, Julia Roberts gave an interview to Collider about this psychological thriller television series.
Julia Roberts had this to say on what it was like to work with Homecoming director Sam Esmail:
“Honestly, there was really almost an indescribable ease that I had with Sam, within seconds of talking to him. I think that served me, as an actor, on this endeavor, in ways that I could have never anticipated because he’s very smart.”
“I make all the jokes about how smart he is and how not smart I am, just to make the joke funnier. I’m pretty smart, but he’s exceptionally smart. And you realize, at a certain point, that there’s something about the way his brain works and the way my brain works that are very different, but completely in sync. It’s bizarre.”
Julia Roberts also spoke about working with Sissy Spacek:
“I was glad that, in the first scene, we were not even looking at each other. Our first day of shooting, we were on the sofa, watching the TV and eating our dinner, as it were.”
“She would just say things, or she would do things with her french fry, and I would tell myself, ‘Don’t look at her. Just don’t even look at her. Just stay the course with what you’re supposed to be doing.’ She’s so great, and she makes everybody really comfortable and happy.”
“We had a couple of days where all of us were pinching ourselves, and we caught our breath and we found our stride with her. But, she was so game. With the magnifying glass with her cigarette, and that whole thing, I just thought, ‘Gosh, she is so up for doing anything.’”
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