Date: 10th June 2001
JULIA ROBERTS has been recruiting extras for her actress niece Emma Roberts' latest movie - by calling on her fans to help out.
he OSCAR-winning star visited the set of GRAND CHAMPION during a holiday in Texas, America, to check out her talented young relative and was upset to hear the film's budget didn't allow for too many extras.
So the PRETTY WOMAN (1990) star drove to the local WAL-MART shopping complex and announced on the loudspeakers, "Hello, this is Julia Roberts. My niece is filming a movie and we need your help. "
According to crewmembers on the set in the tiny town of Snyder, local folk dropped everything to help Julia and Emma out. (KL/NE/KW)