Hollywood actor Julia Roberts says the drama film Wonder is similar to a superhero movie. Julia, who portrays Isabel, the mother of August ‘Auggie’ Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) who has a rare genetic disorder called Treacher Collins, believes the drama, which is in production, should be placed in a different film category because of the topic it addresses, reports thesun.co.uk.
“To me, Wonder is a superhero movie because Auggie is a superhero,” she said. The Pretty Woman star says she begged directors to cast her in the film adaptation of the novel by the same name because she, Henry as well as twins Hazel and Phinnaeus “loved” it.
“It stopped me in my tracks. I read it with my kids, I loved it, they loved it. I hurled myself on the mercy of the producers and said, ‘Please, let me be in this movie. I want to be the mom’. I couldn’t put the book down. It is such a powerful way of telling people how they should behave to others. It reminded me to find moments in every day to choose the nice approach with other people,” Julia Roberts said.
The trailer of Wonder has garnered a lot of appreciation. After being home schooled for years, Auggie starts going to middle school. His parents worry that his physical appearance might act like a magnet for bullies. The film is expected to be a heart touching one that explores various complexities a child tends to go through due to the physical appearance.