Julia Roberts Explained Why She Doesn't Do Rom-Coms Anymore

Julia Roberts has revealed why we won't see her acting in another romantic comedy any time soon.

She's starred in iconic movies from the genre including My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill and Pretty Woman but now feels she's more suited to serious roles.

"There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies, which I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them," 50-year-old Roberts told ET.

"But sometimes, they just don't work at a certain point of life experience."

The Oscar-winning actress stressed that it's not about age per se -- but that audiences wouldn't buy her as a hapless, scheming, love-struck fool anymore.

"It's not about age, it's just about what people know that you know," Roberts said.

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Although the actress hasn't ruled out making a cameo as a wiser, older family member in a romantic comedy.

"Unless we [play] the parents of the people that are rom-com-ing," she offered.

It's 30 years this week since the actress starred in Mystic Pizza, the film that propelled her into the spotlight.

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Roberts' latest project is the psychological thriller Homecoming, an Amazon Video adaptation of the podcast of the same name.

Dermot Mulroney -- who starred with Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding -- also appears in Homecoming as Roberts' character's boyfriend.

The series also stars Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) and Stephan James (Selma). 

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