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Julia Roberts Says Her Iconic Red Carpet Armpit Hair Wasn't a Statement

Julia Roberts Says Her Iconic Red Carpet Armpit Hair Wasn't a Statement

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It was just a miscalculation in sleeve length and arm reach. 

Children of the 90s and fans of red carpet fashion through the years undoubtedly recall a moment in 1999 when Julia Roberts, while attending the London premiere of her popular romantic comedy Knotting Hill, raised her arm to wave to fans and flashed a small patch of underarm hair. The moment was instantly immortalized and is still remembered as one of the standout red carpet happenings of the last few decades.

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Roberts stopped by Sunday's episode of Busy Tonight to discuss her new Amazon series, Homecoming, and host Busy Philipps couldn't help but ask about the moment, which her younger self saw as a feminist, "punk rock" statement. Unfortunately for Philipps, Roberts admitted that it was all just an accident and miscalculation on her part.

"I just hadn't really calculated my sleeve length and the waving and how those two things would go together and reveal personal things about me," she said. "So it wasn't so much a statement, as it's just part of the statement I make as a human on the planet, for myself." To be fair, any statement made by Julia Roberts in 1999, whether intentional or not, was a statement. Watch, below.

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