Julia Roberts To Join Michelle Obama for Girls' Empowerment Tour


Homecoming star Julia Roberts, 52, is set to join former First Lady Michelle Obama on her December trip to Vietnam. 

On December 9th, the Obama Foundation reveals that the pair will “meet with local girls education organizations and beneficiaries of programs that help adolescent girls reach their full potential through education.” 

Roberts will also join Obama on December 12th for a conversation moderated by TV host Deborah Henry in Malaysia. They are set to discuss “lessons from their own leadership journeys and their path-breaking careers”

The tete-a-tete is part of the Obama Foundation’s first-ever gathering of 200 civic leaders from Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14. 

“More than 98 million adolescent girls aren’t in school, yet the evidence is clear: When girls get the opportunities they deserve, our whole world benefits,” Obama said on the Today show in October, in announcing the Vietnam trip. “That’s why we’ve been working to lift up grassroots leaders and organizations around the world who improve girls’ lives every day.”