Julia Roberts promotes Bardem`s `Biutiful`

Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 18:19 PM IST

London: Javier Bardem`s powerful performance in `Biutiful` has been overlooked during the awards season, so his fellow actor Julia Roberts has decided to promote both the film and the actor.

"I think the movie hasn`t gotten the exposure. You don`t know where it is. It`s like this hidden little jewel. Especially in this particular season, people don`t hunt for things. They just take what you throw in their face," Roberts told ew.com reporter.

She hosted a screening of `Biutiful` on behalf of Bardem, with whom she worked in `Eat Pray Love`, for a select industry people. It was attended by Bardem and his pregnant wife, Penelope Cruz, and actors Kyle MacLachlan and Robert Forster among others, reports the website.