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Julia Roberts On Getting An Autograph Request At An Inopportune Time

"I was in the bathroom, and a voice suddenly said, 'Girl in stall number one, were you in Mystic Pizza?'"

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Every aspiring actor dreams of the day when a fan will recognize them and ask for their autograph. For Julia Roberts, that first fan encounter happened while she was sitting on the toilet.

Roberts' career took off in the late '80s, with Mystic Pizza marking her first major film appearance. Roberts told ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that while she didn't think she was that famous following its release, one bizarre and incredibly embarrassing encounter with a fan changed all that.

"I remember going to visit my mom in Georgia and my mom and my younger sister and I went out to a movie in a mall where I once worked across from the movie theatre, serving snacks and frozen yogurt, delightfully... and (I remember) after the movie going to the bathroom."

Roberts continued, "I was in the bathroom, and a voice suddenly said, 'Girl in stall number one, were you in Mystic Pizza?' And suddenly a pen and a piece of paper [appeared under the door of the stall]. I said, 'Uh huh, my hands are busy. Maybe in a minute!'"

Maybe it's just us, but WIBC hosts Hammer and Nigel seem like the kind of guys who would pester a celebrity while he or she is taking a crap.

Nigel:

"You know, if I'm the guy interviewing Julia Roberts here, the first question I'd ask is 'Well Julia, were you going number one or number two?'"

See what we mean?

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