Remember back to a time when Eric Roberts was a major movie star and Julia was just his little sister? Now he’s on his way to Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and she’s one of the world's biggest movie stars, with a new film Eat, Love, Pray hitting theaters tonight.
But in 1988, with just a few gigs under her belt Julia was a struggling young actress. Eric, on the other hand, had already starred in The Pope of Greenwich Village and The Coca-Cola Kid and was destined to be a big star.
But at the time, it was Eric’s cache that helped his little sis land a coveted guest spot on the hottest show on TV. In this Archive of American Television interview, Law and Order creator Dick Wolf talks about casting Julia Roberts on a little show called Miami Vice.