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Julia Roberts Says Bribery Scandal Is 'Sad' Coz Parents Didn't Have 'Faith' In Kids

Julia Roberts has given her two cents on Hollywood's college admission scandal, which saw Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and many more people arrested following an FBI investigation.

Promoting the release of Ben Is Back with co-star Lucas Hedges, in which Roberts plays a mother who would do anything to better her son's life, the film icon was asked her thoughts on the drama that has rocked Tinseltown.

"That to me is so sad because I feel, from an outsider, that it says a little bit, ‘I don’t have enough faith in you,’ ” she told ITV.

She added, “I feel that in [Ben Is Back], this mother is trying to say, ‘I have so much faith in you, I have both our faiths until you can find the faith in yourself again.’"

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While the mum of three admitted she and husband Danny Moder want the best for their kids --twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 14, and Henry, 11 -- she added that it's important for them to live for themselves.

Daniel Moder, Julia Roberts, Kelly Slater, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder and Hazel Moder. Image: Getty

"My husband and I are very aligned on that front, and I think that we live a very normal experience with our children. I mean, obviously, we have advantages that we didn't have as children, but I think that's the unique part of it," she said.

"I don't want them to have some of the struggles I had, but at the same time, you do need to know how to make your bed and how to do your laundry and how to be able to make one meal -- these are important life skills," she explained. "They have to run their own race, they have to have their own experience."

With 50 people indicted and 33 subsequently charged over the scheme, the racketeering conspiracy case includes the parents of applicants, ACT and SAT administrators, a test proctor, and coaches at universities including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

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