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Julia Roberts Reveals Why She Started Practicing Hinduism

Entertainment Tonight, Monday, August 9, 2010, 9:13am (PDT)

"I practice. I practice at a lot of things," Julia Roberts said of her interest in the Hindu faith, opening up about how she became enthralled with the religion.

"Hinduism is something that I'm very intrigued by and very interested in," the 'Eat Pray Love' actress told "Good Morning America" correspondent George Stephanopoulos.

Roberts said she became curious about the religion after she came across a photograph of a guru. "I was so drawn to this picture of this person and I didn't know who he was or what he was about, but I felt a very strong interest," she explained to Stephanopoulos, adding that the man had passed away long before she saw his picture. "That's the way things come into our lives. They're not these big, great, crashing moments. It's just the little like, 'Hmm, what is this about?'"

In theaters August 13, 'Eat Pray Love' finds Roberts as Liz Gilbert, a modern woman who, despite having a dream husband, home and career, finds herself lost in life. Determined to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes her around the globe to exotic locales ranging from Italy and India to Bali. The film is based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert of the same name.

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