In a candid revelation that finally sets the record straight, Hollywood A-lister Julia Roberts has disclosed the backstory to her notorious display of unshaved armpits at the 1999 premiere of "Notting Hill". The incident, long shrouded in speculation, now stands clarified, not as a political statement, but an inadvertent confluence of wardrobe miscalculation and spontaneous greeting.
The "Notting Hill" Premiere: A Flash from the Past
Roberts sent shockwaves through the global media at the premiere of the film "Notting Hill" in 1999, with an unexpected display of unshaved armpits. The 'moment' occurred as she cheerily waved to her fans.
A swirl of conjecture quickly ensued, with many interpreting this as a feminist political statement. Some even speculated that it was a nod to her then-husband, Benjamin Bratt's preferences. Contrary to the speculation, Roberts has recently offered an explanation that is far less laden with political intent.
In her own words, it was more a matter of oversight related to her outfit choice for the evening.
The Real Reason: A Simple Wardrobe Miscalculation
"I just hadn’t really calculated my sleeve length and the waving and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me,” Roberts clarified. “So it wasn’t so much a statement, as it’s just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself”.
The incident, Roberts indicates, was not a premeditated gesture. Rather, it was an unintended consequence of her not gauging how her sleeve length would interact with her animated arm movements. The actress has endeared herself to millions through her roles in films such as "Pretty Woman", "Notting Hill", and "My Best Friend's Wedding".
Beyond her notable performances, she's also known for her radiant smile and an unmistakable, infectious laugh. This revelation, however, shows a more human, relatable side to her – one that confronts the same wardrobe issues as anyone else might.