Julia Roberts on Motherhood, Talking Politics with Her Children and George Clooney’s ‘Cute, Cute’ Twins


When Julia Roberts is out of a spotlight, she’s spending her downtime with her husband of 15 years, cinematographer Danny Moder, and their 3 kids: Henry Daniel, 10, and twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter, 12.

One thing they adore to do as a family? Go back-to-school shopping. “It’s so fun!” a actress, who will applaud her 50th birthday subsequent month, tells PEOPLE in a new talk for this week’s issue.

And while she doesn’t cruise herself much of a shopper for clothes, propagandize reserve are another story. “I always desired back-to-school shopping, and we comprehend that I still love it,” Roberts says. “But what we unequivocally adore to emporium for is all a things — a binders, a pencils, a pencil case, a lunch box.”

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The reigning PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman, who is also the face of Calzedonia hosiery, is enjoying examination her 3 kids grow adult — generally with all a opportunities they’re afforded with vicinity to technology.

“Young people currently are so intelligent and they have a universe in their hands in a approach that we think, when we was 20 or 25, it didn’t exist,” she says. “[Before], to be a tellurian citizen meant something most some-more limiting, like a backpack and a sight ticket. And now we can be home and be a tellurian citizen. It’s unequivocally utterly strange and incredible.”


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That said, it also means her children are wakeful of a disharmony a universe is traffic with, domestically and internationally. The star handles it by addressing it conduct on. “Our nation is not during a best right now, and that can be unequivocally troublesome and frustrating,” she says.

“You have to not give adult hope,” she continues. “This is a time we have to arise as a village and as a domicile and as a nation and try to make voices be heard. And that’s what we have to teach in my children, who are positively aged adequate to be wakeful of politics and things going on in a world.”

“It’s unequivocally critical for my father and me to be honest with them and assistance them feel like they still have a voice for a things that they trust in,” Roberts explains.

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Her children aren’t a usually twins Roberts is vehemence about during a moment, either. As a tighten crony of George and Amal Clooney, a Wonder star says “they won’t need tips” on parenting their possess duo, Alexander and Ella, 3 months.

“I only know when to grin to myself,” she adds. “I know when it’s unequivocally hard and when it gets easier. But they’re doing great. They’re great parents. we haven’t met [the twins] nonetheless — I’ve only seen cute, lovable pictures! we have a unequivocally good benefaction [for them], though given we haven’t sent it, we can’t contend what it is.”

Read some-more from a new talk with Julia Roberts in a latest emanate of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.