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Julia Roberts was ‘picked on’ by ‘Steel Magnolias’ director: ‘It was awful’

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helped shape Julia Roberts’ career as a leading lady in Hollywood.However, according to co-star Sally Field, the late director of the 1989 dramedy, Herbert Ross, was “very, very, very hard on Julia.”Field, 77, opened up in an interview with Vulture about filming the beloved movie and how she and the cast — Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis — kept an eye on the now-56-year-old actress on set.The “Forrest Gump” star noted that Ross “picked on” Roberts.“If you ever talk to Julia, she’ll tell you,” Field said in her profile.“We would all rally around Julia, because she was the baby.

She was sort of the newcomer. And she was wonderful, and he just picked on her,” the Oscar winner continued. “It was awful.”“The Secret of My Success” director — who died in 2001 — “could be a real son of a b–ch,” Field joked.“Some people just need to have somebody they pick on,” she said. “But we all came to her aid, and I remember Dolly once just turned on him — always with humor, but usually the most vulgar humor you ever heard so that it was like, you just literally don’t have a leg to stand on,” the “Mrs.

Doubtfire” actress added.Field also explained that Ross treated her differently “because he dared not.”“I mean, I don’t mind notes, but I will argue if it doesn’t make sense to me,” she said. “But if you’re gonna be mean to me, then you’re gonna find a warrior.

I may be small, but you don’t want to do that.”“Steel Magnolias” is an adaptation of Robert Harling’s 1987 play of the same name and chronicled the exploits of a group of tightly-knit women in the South.The story was then adapted into a 2012 Lifetime movie, starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashād and Lance Gross.

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