Date: 29th March 2001
Sexy SANDRA BULLOCK is happy JULIA ROBERTS is a bigger star than she is - because she's making it easier for other actresses.
The gorgeous MISS CONGENIALITY (2000) star admits she owes Oscar-winning Roberts a debt of gratitude for making Hollywood life easier for women.
Sandra says, "It comes down to dollars (pounds), and Julia has opened up so many doors for women. She proves that women can open movies. "If a Julia Roberts film is huge, almost the next day you'll see a barrage of women-driven scripts. She's spearheading a great environment for women."
And the SPEED (1994) brunette is quite happy not to be the pioneer herself - because she knows PRETTY WOMAN (1990) Roberts is under too much pressure. She adds, "I love where I am in that environment, because I don't have the pressure she has to come up with blockbuster after blockbuster. "If Julia doesn't have a blockbuster people will have a field day, which is horrible." (NFA/RG/CPT)