She may be one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but Julia Roberts's life isn't all about glitz and glam.
The actress, 46, whose new film, "August: Osage County," opens Dec. 25, tells Marie Claire there's one everyday household duty she takes the most pride in.
"It's my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it's a luxury on a level that I didn't even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days," Roberts says in the mag's December issue. "You have pride in how you take care of your family."
But, when she's not cooking for hubby Danny Moder and their three kids, 7-year-old twins Hazel and Finn and Henry, 6, you won't find Roberts filling her downtime online.
In fact, she likens the use of social media to a particularly messy confection.
"It's kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can't resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant," says Roberts.
Instead, she focuses on her profession, but don't look for her to take on roles simply for awards buzz.
"Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop," notes Roberts, who won in 2001 for "Erin Brockovich." "It doesn't mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that's impossible. Now that I'm a grown-up person and have things of such greater value to pin my idea of joy and fullness on, if something like that were to happen again, my feeling of thrill would be defined in a completely different way."
This year her thrill came from working with Meryl Streep for the first time in "August: Osage County."
"I had many imaginary conversations with Meryl about working together. When a person goes from being on a pedestal in your mind, to even cooler, better, and more fabulous up close, you get to understand them a little more intimately."
Read Julia's full interview when the December issue of Marie Claire hits newsstands on Nov. 19.
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