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Julia Roberts shares how a bathroom encounter made her realize that she was known: ‘This is different’

Julia Roberts opened up about the first time she realized she was famous.
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Julia Roberts has revealed that the first time she realized the extent of her fame, but the setting was not so glam!

According to the 51-year-old actress, she was 21 years old and in a bathroom stall in Georgia when they experienced the unforgettable encounter.

“I went home to Georgia to visit my mother and my younger sister and we went to the movies,” Roberts shared Monday during the episode of The Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter podcast.

“It was after the movie was over and I was in the bathroom and there was a woman in the bathroom that said,” Hey girl in stall number one, were you in Mystic Pizza?'”

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Roberts confirmed that she was indeed the actress in the movie 1988 — a response, was met with the fan sliding “something under the stall,” and ask for a signature.

“‘Uh, not now,'” the “Ben Is Back” star responded.

She continued, explaining that at that time, she was woken up of her fame. “I thought: ‘Wait, this is different.'”

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Look at the phenomenal career she has enjoyed, since the Oscar winner told the outlet it was “incredible” to look back at the fruits of her labor.

“It is incredible to a 30-year career and to stand next to it and say, ‘Yes, that is the sum of all my decisions. It is all of me, ” she said.

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Recently, it was Roberts who was fangirling, getting emotional as she reunited with her “Ben Is Back” co-stars at the film’s New York City premiere.

“I’m going to start crying,” she told ET. “I’m so glad to see that everyone is”.

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