Five Minutes With Julia Roberts

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Julia Roberts in Chopard’s new Happy Diamonds campaign, shot by photographer Shayne Laverdière and captured in a short film produced by Xavier Dolan

Ever since her breakthrough role in 1990’s Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts has captivated audiences with her talent, warmth and natural beauty. Boasting a killer smile and infectious laugh, it’s no surprise that she’s been snapped up as the face of Chopard’s new Happy Diamonds campaign. Here, Julia talks to MOJEH about happiness, diamonds, and what it means to be a woman today.

Something that makes you happy instantly?

The sunrise.

A movie that makes you happy?

The Philadelphia Story [1940] is a movie that makes me happy, to think about or to watch.

Your happiness tips?

Firstly, be kind to others; secondly, surround yourself with loving, kind, compassionate people; and thirdly, kissing, closely followed by dancing.

Your favourite qualities in a woman?

Depth, soulfulness and just a real personal strength.

Your greatest extravagance?


What makes you laugh?

Cleverness. Not so much things that are funny, but things that are clever: a thoughtful thread to humour.


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What do dancing diamonds evoke for you?

Perhaps the idea that something is going to happen!

How does your Happy Sport watch make you feel?

There is something about having a watch and every time you look at it seeing all these sparkling diamonds whirling around; it’s pretty awesome and truly good stuff.

What does being a free-spirited woman mean today?

Being comfortable in your convictions and sharing your convictions with those around you. Not all women have those liberties and I am very grateful that I have them.

How important to you is responsible luxury?

I would say that the idea of responsible luxury is something that not enough brands pay attention to. The thing with a Maison like Chopard is that it has really pioneered the idea of having a conscience, leading the charge and setting an example for other brands to follow.


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What is so special about Chopard?

It just represents this timeless idea of elegance and sparkle and being ladylike. You kind of think: “When I grow up I want to be having a great time and wearing watches and earrings by Chopard.” And now look at me, I’m all grown up!

Your favourite motto?

The motto that I repeat the most is “No way out but through.”

What’s your present state of mind?

I am really happy right now; it’s been such a beautiful day and I have felt such a really great sense of kinship that I had not expected today, so I’m super happy. Explore Chopard’s Happy Sport collection at

Featured image of Julia Roberts: Art director: Xavier Dolan; Photographer: Shayne Laverdière; Stylist: Elizabeth Stewart

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