Television Is Not For The Faint Hearted: Julia Roberts

Popular actress Julia Roberts has admitted that she realized television is not for people who are faint hearted. The realization hit when she was filming her first TV series Homecoming, which is based on a fiction podcast of the same name.

"I heard the podcast and loved it because it harkened back to listening to a story together on the radio or on books out loud and you're imagining everything. I think that is where the inspiration as artists starts, imagining what it would look like," Roberts said at a panel discussion at Prime Video Presents 2018 here.

"I was really attracted to that and when Sam (Esmail, the showrunner) called me. We seem to be like different people but we are kind of the same but my hair is much longer -- and we were like 20-year friends," she joked.

The Pretty Woman actress said: "TV is not for the faint of heart for sure but we were very efficient and aligned and we had great momentum. I kind of played two characters, in that way it was a great fun challenge for me."

The actress will portray Heidi in the series who is a caseworker at a titular agency helping soldiers re-adjust to their lives at home after the traumatic experiences they go through out in the field. However, the agency is also involved in some dark dealings.

"There were some organisation things that I'm not used to, the map of what we don't know has happened and what we do know," she said about her experience of working in a TV show.

"I can't say that I've worked in television because Sam made an effort on my behalf to shoot it as a movie would be," she added.

Homecoming will stream on Amazon Prime Video from November 2. And Esmail has already confirmed that there will be a second series of the show.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
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