During her most recent interview with Gayle King, Julia Roberts shared an intriguing fact about her life.
The Pretty Woman actress celebrated her 55th birthday on October 28 by speaking with King about her life's successes, marriage, vital causes, and early years.
King questioned Roberts about her obscure connection to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the discussion.
Starting from the day you were born, King questioned who was responsible for paying the hospital cost.
Roberts grinned and remarked, "Okay, her research is excellent." He then pointed to Dr. King.
The actress went on to say that Coretta Scott King and Dr. King had paid for Roberts' mother's hospital bills when she gave birth to Roberts.
"Coretta Scott King called my mother one day and asked if her kids could be part of the school because they were having trouble finding a place that would accept her kids, and my mom is like, 'Sure, come on over.' And so, they just all became friends, and they helped us out of a jam," Roberts said. "My parents had a theatre school in Atlanta called the Actors and Writers Workshop.
Gayle King observed that it was unusual for Black and White kids to go to the same schools, let alone interact, in the 1960s, especially acting schools.
Therefore, the Kings wanted to show their appreciation for Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts' generosity by paying for their medical bills.
King told Roberts, "I think that's incredible, and it kind of creates the foundation for who you are.