country's fallen in love with Julia Roberts all over again in Erin
Brockovich how about an instant rematch with director Steven
Soderbergh? The indie auteur of sex, lies, and videotape and Out of
Sight considered putting the pretty woman in his upcoming drug trade
saga, Traffic, but he found he just couldn't do it.
he explains it to Entertainment Weekly, the "dark and emotionless"
role would have returned Julia to unwelcome Mary Reilly territory.
"I [told her], 'It would require you to extinguish everything
that I find compelling about you,'" Soderbergh says. "It's
unimaginable to me to cast her [in a somber] role, when her gift is
her life force and that really
makes you want to watch."