Julia Roberts ‘heads to Australia’s celebrity hotspot Byron Bay’ following a recent sighting at Bondi Beach
She’ll soon be filming the political thriller Gaslit in Sydney.
But ahead of production kicking off, Julia Roberts ‘has headed north’ to spend time with other Hollywood A-listers in Byron Bay, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
The move comes after the Academy Award-winning actress, 53, was recently ‘spied at the Pacific [complex] in Bondi’.
Down Under: Ahead of filming political thriller Gaslit in Sydney, actress Julia Roberts (pictured in London in late 2019) ‘has headed north’ to Byron Bay, reports The Sydney Morning Herald
The Pacific’s website boasts it has ‘Australia’s most sophisticated coastal residences’ and ’boutique, high-end hotel apartments’.
It’s unclear if Roberts is staying there during her stint Down Under.
The actress is also ‘keeping a much lower profile than the likes of Chris Hemsworth’ while in Australia, another SMH columnist reported on Saturday.
Julia joins a bevy of Hollywood stars dividing their time between Sydney and Byron Bay, including Matt Damon, Zac Efron and Melissa McCarthy.
She’s practically a local! The move comes after the Academy Award winner, 53, was recently ‘spied at the Pacific [complex] in Bondi’
Gaslit is a Starz anthology series about the Watergate scandal that rocked American politics in the early 1970s. The show is being filmed in Australia due to Covid restrictions in the United States.
Based on Slate’s Slow Burn podcast, it stars Julia as an Arkansan socialite who was among the first to sound the alarm on President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the scandal, despite her close ties to the politician.
Sean Penn will star as John Mitchell, one of Nixon’s best friends and most trusted advisors.
Reunited: Sean Penn, set to star alongside Julia in Gaslit, pictured here during a table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High in September last year
Last week, Julia presented Dr. Anthony Fauci with amfAR’s Award of Courage during Thursday’s virtual A Gala for Our Time.
The Academy Award winner appeared remotely, as she honored the Chief Medical Advisor to the President for his work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She addressed him during the special: ‘There’s no one more deserving. You’ve been tireless and true for all of us and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
Virtual tribute: Last week, Julia presented Dr. Anthony Fauci (right) with amfAR’s Award of Courage during Thursday’s virtual A Gala for Our Time
Performance: Rita Ora, who is also in Australia, appeared earlier in the show to cover Eric Clapton’s Change the World from a brick-lined venue with a warm ambiance
Dr. Fauci thanked Julia and expressed his commitment to fighting both Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS: ‘We are going to continue the work both with HIV and as we continue to tackle this Covid-19 pandemic.
‘We are in a very unusual situation historically where we are battling simultaneously two extraordinary pandemics. We have our challenges ahead of us. I appreciate very much this award, and I promise you that I will continue to do whatever I can with whatever energy I have to address both of those.’
Rita Ora, who is also in Australia, appeared earlier in the show to cover Eric Clapton’s Change the World from a brick-lined venue with a warm ambiance.
She wore a strapless black gown with a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high leg slit, layered with an oversized denim jacket, which she wore off the shoulders.
Striking: She wore a strapless black gown with a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high leg slit, layered with an oversized denim jacket, which she wore off the shoulders