The Stars of Closer
"I feel like it's classic overachieving," Julia jokes. "I see some lovely woman walking on the street pregnant with one child and I think, 'What's the point? Go for two!' … [When I told my mom,] the knower of all things but the teller of few, I said, 'You know, I have great news, I'm going to have a baby. Well, actually, we're going to have two babies.' My mom says, 'Of course you are. We have twins in our family.' I'm 36! She tells me now?"
Julia: No, you know what it is, I have this terrifying laugh now and…
Oprah: I thought you've always had it!
Julia: No. It's so much more horrifying now. I think Danny thinks a trucker has swallowed his wife!
"I lifted up my son with love and delight after feeding him, and he proceeded to vomit into my mouth," Debra says. "I thought it was hilarious. I love him so much that I would like to put his drool in a bottle and wear it as perfume. I hope that your two gifts fill you with as much love, light and joy as my baby brought me. And I can't wait to meet them. Let's have a play date!"
"Julia, here's my advice," Ray says. "From now until they're born, I want you to just sleep and have sex, because those things are going away! … You're in for a fun time. I would say, Julia, to you, God bless. But He already has."
Julia credits director Mike Nichols with the movie's "brilliance" and "great architecture."
"Everything he says is like a pearl," Julia says of Nichols. "He said this movie is all beginnings and endings. There's no middle. Middle is boring. Everybody sits around doing middle all day long. This is just the beginning and the end, which are the most intense moments of our lives, of our relationships, of our everything. And I think the rest of the cast had already clued into that, and I just thought it was the most fascinating piece of information I ever received in my life. I was, like, 'There's no middles?' There are no middles. It's all, 'Nice to meet you. I love you. Guess what, I don't love you anymore.'"
In Closer, Natalie shows off a very sexy side! To prepare for her role, Natalie visited strip clubs and talked with dancers—and took pole dancing lessons!
Oprah: Did you think it was brave of you taking the part? When you read it, and you said what?
Natalie: I just, I get excited by something that's challenging and different, and that I haven't done.
Oprah: What a great job you did. You did an excellent job. And you're so convincing. What was it like playing [Julia's character's] husband?
Clive: It was fantastic. The whole experience of this film, for me, was like a gift.
Oprah: Is it true that you had said to somebody you were amazed at Julia's talent?
Clive: Well, yeah. Of course. I always think that…the very special ones are the ones that make it look so easy, and it's really easy to take that for granted, you know. To be that good and that confident in front of a camera, and working with the lady here is just—she's impressive when you see her. It's, wow, that's why Julia Roberts is the biggest actress in the world.