Julia Roberts has revealed that she was sent a number of scripts to consider where the roles were initially meant for a male actor but were later turned into a female character. Her upcoming film, “Secret in Their Eyes” was one of such films.

“I’ve read a number of scripts over the years that get sent [with producers saying] ‘Well the part is man now, but if you want to do it, we’ll change it into a woman,’” Roberts is quoted as saying to People. “I don’t know how many men have had that experience. I mean, it happens.”

The “Pretty Woman” actress also added that she was not really intrigued by many such roles except a few like “Secret in Their Eyes,” where she plays an F.B.I. investigator who takes revenge from her daughter’s murderer. Roberts however requested director Billy Ray to make a small change in the script and said she would want her to lose her child, rather than her husband in the film.

"I said to Billy, 'If it's a woman, can she lose her child?' Because we all have one or we've been one," Roberts said. "So everybody is therefore connected to her grief in some way. I felt that was a really important aspect."

“Secret in Their Eyes” opens Nov. 20 and sees Roberts working with Danny Moder, her husband of ten years.

"It was amazing. It was so great. He's my favorite person on the planet, so I love spending time with him and I love his work ethic. His point of view is really valuable to me," the 48-year-old actress said about her husband, who is also a cinematographer for the film.

The couple has three kids-- twins Hazel and Finn, who turn 11 on Nov. 28 and an 8-year-old son Henry.

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