She’s a multimillionaire, a household name, has a loving family and is in good health. Now Julia Roberts says it’s time for her to step it up and provide a helping hand to those less fortunate.
The Oscar winning actress recently announced that she plans to once again team up with music superstar Bono in his charity campaign to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Roberts says she was approached by the U2 star and Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani a few months ago and asked to design a T-shirt for the pair's Red label project.
The “Pretty Woman” star put her artistic skills to the test and came up with an interpretative design that features the words "revolution.evolution.devotion" over a treetop. Roberts’ signature is included in the design as well.
Money raised from the sale of the shirt, which is scheduled to go on sale later this month, will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Meanwhile, the actress’ pal Jude Law is also doing his part to give back to those in need.
The Oscar-nominated actor is visiting Afghanistan to promote peace in the war-ravaged country. The “Sleuth” star says he hopes his trip will maintain momentum for Peace Day (September 21st) and urge a global cease-fire.
This is Law’s second trip to the region and one he says he has been looking forward to making for months.
"When I left Kabul last year, I was hugely moved not by the conflict that I have read so much about, but by the people's courage and the people's sense of hope," Law told reporters.
While better known for his roles in movies such as "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and "Cold Mountain," Law is currently starring in a documentary film called "The Day After Peace," which charts the way Peace Day can be used as a focus for lifesaving activity.
The documentary also features former U.N. chief Kofi Annan, the Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, Annie Lennox and Jonny Lee Miller. Law said the movie "was the most important film I have been part of" and says he intends to keep participating in Peace Day events well into the future.
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