graces this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly. She looks happy in a very balanced Zen position, but Roberts admits that shooting in Italy for the “eat” portion of her new film, “Eat, Pray, Love,” caused her weight to fluctuate some.
“If you look at any of the scenes of eating, by the end of the scene, I’m done eating,” she tells
the magazine. “When we were in Naples, we started shooting at 8 in the morning, and I think by 8:45 I’d eaten 8 or 10 pieces of pizza. Pizza was what I ate all day that day.”
The actress says that she worried that viewers would find it strange that she was supposedly eating her way across Italy, but wasn’t showing any huge weight gain.
So, she brought it up with the film’s director, Ryan Murphy
(also the creator of “Glee”) and it seemed he had it all figured out. The depression after Roberts’ character got divorced apparently meant she didn’t eat much before she embarked on her voyage of self-discovery.
]]>‘He said, ‘By the time Liz got to Italy, she was so underweight that the weight she put on really got her back to normal and then a little bit more,’ explains Roberts. “It wasn’t like she [became] a tub. So because I started at normal weight for me, by the time we left Rome and I was 7 to 10 pounds heavier. That was probably the truth of what she was dealing with. I could’ve used a bigger pair of jeans when I went off to India!”