In 1989, a 22-year old Julia Roberts was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. She was on the show to talk about her recent film Mystic Pizza as well as the upcoming iconic film Steel Magnolias, which also starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and her friend Daryl Hannah.
The guest before Julia came out was Charlie, the bubble-eating dog, but Charlie was much more interested in Julia and the stuffed pig she had with her to show Dave. It’s really funny to watch Charlie jumping all over Julia backstage and when she comes out to meet Dave. It’s also an interesting interview as Julia was still an up-and-coming actress who was about a year away from her life changing completely after Pretty Woman was released.
Halfway through the interview, Julia mentions that her friend Daryl is hiding backstage, which surprised Dave who then asks her to come out as well. A shy Daryl Hannah comes out and sits down beside Julia, and they proceed to talk about Steel Magnolias.
Enjoy this look back at Julia Roberts, Charlie the bubble-eating dog, and Daryl Hannah on Late Night with David Letterman back in 1989!