This year's Rocky is a woman in
stilettos! Who can forget Julia Roberts's Oscar-winning
performance as the flamboyant and headstrong legal assistant
in the movie Erin Brockovich? Erin's investigation
into the PG&E toxic waste sites brought justice and financial
reward to the residents of several California communities whose
water supply was polluted. Here, she pulls away from her
mound-high paper-filled desk and tells A&U that
she is a shopaholic, hates her freckles, and likes to cuss up
What city did you travel to on your last trip?
If you won a million dollars, how would you spend it?
Don't ask me! Go ask the IRS because they took half of
Having been a part of this era of AIDS, how has it impacted
It scares me, though I'm glad society can be open and we can
talk about it.
Which living person do you admire?
Do you think there should be condom distribution in
Yes, with education.
If you could change one historical event, what would
I don't want to change history. It happened for a reason
and it teaches us.
What do you like least about your appearance?
How has the AIDS epidemic changed the way you think
about life and death?
It makes me think how precious life is and that we all should
be more tolerant of one another because life is too short.
What historic era or event would you like to visit?
At the time of Christ.
Name one of your guilty pleasures.
Shopping. It's bad. I'm a clotheshorse.
Name one of your bad habits.
If you wrote a book today about your life, what would
the title be?
My book will be released soon, Take it from Me: Life's a
Struggle but You Can Win!
What can we do to help during this ongoing HIV/AIDS
Educate. Educate. Educate.
When you get into bed at night, do you wear pajamas,
nightshirt, undies, or nothing at all?
All of the above.