Modern fame leads to rehab: Julia Roberts

Last Updated: Mar 28, 2012, 20:05 PM IST

London: Actress Julia Roberts is thankful that she entered showbiz in the 1980s as she finds modern fame leads one to rehab.

"What`s new is that we live in a culture of meanness. My experience with fame 25 years ago was a gradual progression. These days, it`s catapulting. There`s the express elevator and there`s rehab and one leads to the other,"she told Australia`s Sunday Telegraph.

The actress tackled a number of roles in the early days of her career, but it was her portrayal of prostitute Vivian in 1990 film "Pretty Woman" which saw her achieve global stardom.

"Everybody is trying to write something, everybody has an opinion. There`s too much scrutiny and there`s too many beasts that have to be fed. It`s a little bit crazy," dailystar.co.uk quoted her as saying.

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