For the first time, since starring in the 2014 television movie “The Normal Heart,” Julia Roberts is giving the small screen another take by closing that hiatus with Amazon’s “Homecoming,” — a new psychological thriller inspired by its namesake podcast from writers Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz.
Sitting alongside co-stars including Stephan James and Bobby Cannavale at Saturday’s Television Critics Association panel in Los Angeles; the actresses donned a sleek powder-blue menswear-inspired suit from Sandro, a Kelly Cole graphic T-shirt and counterbalanced the look with black ankle-strap heeled sandals from Stuart Weitzman. The footwear featured straps around the ankle and toebed, and closed counter.
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While the actress showcased effortless style for her return to TV, she confessed that experiences with her new gig didn’t always come with such ease. Naturally, being a veteran in the industry, she embraced each challenge as motivation.
One in particular proved to be an 11-page scene that was filmed in a constant shot.
“It was a great mental challenge every day,” she told the crowd. “It became really the fuel a lot of times — how many pages are we going to do tomorrow and is it one shot for all of them or are we going to do a couple of shots?”
“It’s not just about, can you be prepared?” she continued. “It’s about being prepared while walking up and down flights of stairs…on the phone.”
On a lighter note, the actress gave the crowd a laugh after commenting on her shift in mediums saying, “I guess I didn’t really think of it as small screen, big screen. I don’t know — my television is pretty big.”