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Wed, 12 Dec, 2018Basmah Qazi

Newspaper's awkward Julia Roberts typo goes viral

Newspaper's awkward Julia Roberts typo goes viral

A local newspaper has had its chance in the spotlight after making an unfortunate typo in the headline of a Julia Roberts story.

The Post-Journal of Jamestown, New York, paid tribute to the Hollywood actress and her phenomenal career spanning over 30 years, but while their intentions were pure, the headline was what caught people’s attention the most.

It read: “Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age.”

While it meant to say her “Roles Get Better With Age”, it was too late to retract the mistake, as the article on the 51-year-old had been published and soon, was in the hands of readers around the city.

It didn’t take long for the blunder to make its way around the world as users took to Twitter to share photos of the printing error.

In the story, the Oscar winner spoke about her age and how her life experiences reflect the roles she chooses to play.

“You know, I’m happy and I have fun at home, so it would take a lot for someone to say: ‘Look, you can play this part where you’re happy and have fun.’ Well, I just do that at home,” she said.

Despite starring in mega hit rom-coms in the past, back in October, Julia said she was done playing the damsel in distress as she cannot convince the audience that she’s a naïve character.

“There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies, which I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“But sometimes, they just don’t work at a certain point of life experience.”