Julia Roberts Talks BEN IS BACK, Motherhood and Drug Addiction – Nadia Neophytou reports

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Julia Roberts says she hopes her latest film will help start conversations about the continuing epidemic of opioid addiction. The Oscar-winning actress plays a mother of a drug-addicted son in Ben Is Back opposite Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar in 2017. Roberts told Eyewitness News she doesn’t draw on her personal experience of being a mother when she plays one on screen as she does in Ben Is Back. Continue reading…

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Nadia Neophytou (Archived Contributor)

Nadia Neophytou is a South African journalist, from the same little town as Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron. Based in New York City, she reports daily for Eyewitness News, a major news network in South Africa, and freelances for various outlets, including the Mail and Guardian, Quartz, The Week, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times and OkayAfrica. She regularly cover the Cannes, Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, and is a recipient of the Nedbank Arts Journalist of the Year award. When not working on entertainment news worth knowing, she run marathons.