Julia Roberts Covers Allure and Talks Hillary Clinton—Is She Supporting Her for President?

She made her comments to Allure magazine, which features her on the cover of its October 2015 issue

By Corinne Heller 18 Sep, 2015 6:47 PMTags

Will Julia Roberts vote for Hillary Clinton if she is officially chosen as the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential candidate?

The 47-year-old actress talked politics with Allure magazine, which features her in an October 2015 issue cover shoot. The two have worked together before and in a 2013 interview with Marie Claire, Roberts said Clinton had "become a personal hero" to her.

The 67-year-old politician had in April announced her intent to run for the second time and is currently the frontrunner among her fellow Democratic candidates. If elected president, she would be the first female leader of the United States in 238 years.

"It is a tricky little topic," Roberts told Allure, when asked about Clinton's presidential campaign. "For me, as a woman in this world with a family and a job...not that I think she would be 'a president for women,' but I think her point of view is critical in this time when we are 51 percent of the population, and somehow the paradigm shift isn't really happening. I would love to see more of what she has to offer in service to this country."

Roberts and husband and cinematographer Danny Moder, 46, are parents to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 10, and son Henry, 8.

In Allure, Roberts appears in several gorgeous outfits, including a silk, floral Gucci dress and a black printed Michael Kors pantsuit—one of Clinton's favorite type of outfits.

Roberts served as a global ambassador for Clinton's Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves when the politician was in the midst of her first presidential campaign. In 2011, the two co-authored a USA Today op-ed titled, "'Clean Stoves' Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution."

"If we can get cleaner, more efficient cookstoves in wider use throughout the developing world, we can save lives, cut back on carbon emissions, and create new economic opportunities for millions of women," Clinton and Roberts wrote.

"Reaching this goal will save lives and reduce pollution," they said. "It will also give people, especially women and girls, a new tool to create new economic opportunities for themselves. With the right training and a small upfront investment, women can start new businesses selling, repairing and distributing clean stoves."

That year, Roberts interviewed Clinton for the OWN documentary Extraordinary Moms. Among the topics of discussion: The politician's hair.