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Julia Roberts Returns to the Spotlight

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Julia Roberts "sounds off on men, money, and being over being America's Sweetheart" in Allure's March 2009 issue. …

Julia Roberts has kept a relatively low profile since she married cameraman Danny Moder in 2002. Instead of making movies, the popular actress put her career on the back burner to focus on being a mom to her three children: 4-year-old twins Hazel and Finn, and Henry, who is almost 2. In Allure magazine's March 2009 issue, Roberts talks openly about motherhood, men, money, and the fact that she's over being called "America's Sweetheart." That doesn't mean she doesn't like being a star. In fact, she kind of enjoys it ... until her kids become a target.

"I think it should be against the law to take a picture of a celebrity's child," notes Julia. "And all the, like, 'Who's got the cutest baby?' I had to restore my faith in people when, one night, I was on the computer, and I ended up stumbling upon some pictures I had never seen of my children playing at a park. What upset me was all these comments like, 'One is cute; that other one sure is ugly.'" People can be so mean!

Despite this downside of celebrity, the 41-year-old actress, who says she is "very fulfilled" in her home life, is ready to return to the spotlight. "A lot of the mom struggle in life is that everything happens within the four walls of the home, and it can lose its luster a little bit, maybe," she admits. "You just have to bring it in from the outside sometimes."

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Since the "Duplicity" star is a domestic goddess in real life, Allure decided to pose her alongside a vacuum cleaner. …

That's why she signed on to star in two new flicks: "Duplicity" (which reunites her with "Closer" costar Clive Owen), and the family drama, "Fireflies in the Garden," which gave her the chance to work with her hubby, who was the film's director of photography. "There's a great combination of nerves and comfort that I get with him -- the one who's looking at me through the camera," she shares.

And there's no one that she'd rather be looking at than Danny. "The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you, really," she notes. "[And] the coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence. I'm the luckiest girl in town, I really am."

To read more of Julia's interview, pick up the March 2009 issue of Allure.

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