"It was hard on take 10 on a giant plate of pasta," the Mirror quoted Roberts as telling The Daily Record. "It is a challenge and I love a good meal - someone suggested I had a spit bucket but I can't do that because it makes me gag. It just grosses me out. I've always been a friend of food. I probably put on about seven pounds in Rome when we were shooting. I ate a lot of pizzas in Naples. It was just great," Roberts said.
Food-lover Julia asserted she never felt the pressure to slim for the spotlight, since becoming a star. "That is a strange thing that happens. People get wildly famous and they get incredibly slim," she said. "I don't know. It never happened to me. I look the same. I guess that is my staying power. My fighting weight, she added.
Eat, Pray, Love is an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling novel about an American woman who goes travelling to find herself after getting divorced. It will be released in September this year.