OSCAR-winner Julia Roberts has finally broken her silence over her pregnancy - and revealed she is taking a break from her acting career to be a mother.

The ERIN BROCKOVICH star has just finished filming sequel OCEAN'S TWELVE in Europe and has an empty diary so she and second husband, cameraman DANNY MODER can prepare for the birth of their twins in the new year (05).

Roberts tells American magazine NEWSWEEK, "I'm not planning anything. I can't imagine how big I'm going to get in the next three months, but you just kind of play it as it comes.

"I'm allowed to do that, aren't I?"

The stunning actress admits her bump is only just beginning to show, saying, "It does kind of happen overnight. You wake up and go, 'Oh my God!'"

Roberts met Moder on the set of The Mexican in late 2000, while the actress was in a long-term relationship with Benjamin Bratt and Moder was married to make-up artist VERA STEIMBERG.

They married at Roberts' New Mexico ranch in July 2002.

24/08/2004 02:45