Julia Roberts was asked to remove freckles

London: Actress Julia Roberts, 46, says once a fussy director had asked her to remove her freckles for a movie role.

"One director wanted me to have two freckles taken off because he said it made my face look dirty," a website quoted the "August: Osage County" star as saying.

However, the actress doesn`t believe in fake beauty.

"I definitely think some of my older female peer group are deeply beautiful women. They have this thing that radiates from them. It`s coming from this deep place of understanding who they are and what their purpose is. It creates a light," said Roberts, who has three children - Hazel and Phinnaeus, nine, and Henry, six, with husband Danny Moder.

The "Mirror, Mirror" star also said she looks at `looking good` as an issue which is "a cultural obsession".

"I don`t spend a lot of time in the mirror. I`m pretty efficient in terms of looking at myself and, to be honest, I don`t think what you`re talking about is a business demand - it`s a cultural obsession," she added.

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