Julia Roberts: People Were Nicer When I Was Starting Out in Hollywood

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In the modern age of anonymous internet criticism and constant tabloid attention, it's hard for actors to succeed these days, at least according to Julia Roberts.

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actress stopped to talk to ET's Brooke Anderson on the red carpet at the SAG Awards on Sunday, where she opened up about the challenges up-and-coming actors face in Hollywood today.

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"I think it was easier back when I was starting, probably than it is now," Roberts, 47, told Anderson when asked what the odds are of young actors making it in the industry. "People were nicer, I think."

"There's just a lot of anonymity now for critiquing people and pretending that you know people, and I think that that becomes complex," Roberts explained. "There are just a lot of people who hide."

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In terms of advice for actors trying to climb the ladder, she had one simple suggestion to offer.

"Don't take advice from actors," Roberts said. "Ever."

Check out the video for more from Roberts outside the SAG Awards, before she went on to provide one of the ceremony’s more awkward yet adorable moments.

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