Julia Roberts’ Smile: Actress Paid $1.5 Million to Do Nothing in Italian Commercial

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Stars… They’re just like us. Sometimes they stand around and smile. And then get paid a ton of cash for it. Oh, wait…

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is undeniably beautiful and talented. So beautiful and talented in fact, that she was reportedly paid a cool $1.5 mil to stand on a set and watch Italian actors talk about coffee in a commercial for Lavazza coffee makers.


Now Roberts is hardly the first celebrity to appear in an overseas commercial for a wad of cash (Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Kevin Costner have all done it), though usually some sort of acting, or even movement, is involved.

But maybe NewsFeed is being too harsh–after all, Roberts does wink at the end. That’s got to be worth at least $500K. (via Bestweekever.tv)