Roberts fled to France to escape Hollywood stress

London: Actress Julia Roberts says she can relate to her travelling character in `Eat Pray Love` because she once fled America for France to escape the stress of Hollywood.

The `Pretty Woman` star plays a writer who takes a break from her hectic life to go on a year-long cultural and spiritual trip around the world.

And the 42-year-old actress admits she went through a similar experience when she was younger, reported Mirror online.

"I remember 25 years ago going off to live with friends of mine in France. I was just sick of being in the city. You know, to take off and travel is great," said Roberts.