Julia Roberts andhave a lot in common. Oscars, A-list status, you name it. According to seasoned Hollywood choreographer Toni Basil, they also share a unique skill that makes dancing impeccably easy.
The legend appeared on the pop culture podcast to discuss her experience teaching numerous celebrities choreography, and she mentioned a fun fact that fans may not already know.
"Julia Roberts has a photographic memory also," Basil gave away from her mental book of BTS secrets, "Julia Roberts is not a dancer-dancer, but her and Reese Witherspoon, they all have photographic memories."
The "Mickey" singer who focused her career on dance noticed that many actors have photographic memories, making script memorizing all the more doable. A certain star shares Roberts' and Witherspoon's gift.
Basil further divulged, "Leonardo DiCaprio, photographic memory." She assisted the actor in his dance numbers for She stated that photographic memories were what made great actresses (and actors).
When it came to working with Julia Roberts, she couldn't stop gushing about her talent. Her quick ability to learn steps alongside a script floored Basil, who has worked with nearly every star imaginable.
"I actually went down to South Carolina to work with her (Roberts) and then I had to come back here to work with Dennis Quaid," Basil shared about her contribution to the film
"They were in the same number. When I went back down (to South Carolina) again, Julia remembered all the staging, all the choreography. Once again, everybody's about focus.
The Philadelphia-raised triple threat knows when talent is right in front of her. She commends actors and actresses who can hone in their characters, rather than struggle with the basic tasks.
Well, no one questioned if Julia Roberts was the best. Now they'll never have to in the future.
"These people are not party people," Basil clarified as she separated her clients from those who go into acting for the sex, drugs, and rock n roll lifestyle, "They work hard at their art and they love it." Well, Leo definitely parties. Like, definitely parties. But he gets his own rules to break and still scores Tarantino films.