Julia Roberts has snubbed New York's Madame Tussauds waxwork museum by refusing to help sculptors create her new figure.

The new Julia, which will stand in the museum next to Jennifer Lopez's waxwork, took longer to create than most celebrity figures at the museum because the actress was too busy to sit for experts.

Museum spokeswoman JANINE DIGOACCHINO (corr) says, "She did not have a sitting, which is normal for most celebrities. We took measurements from photographs.

"She didn't have time in her schedule, so we wanted to create her from research, which takes a few months more."

And the Tussauds bosses don't even know what the PRETTY WOMAN star thinks of her waxwork.

Digoacchino adds, "We haven't been able to get in touch with her."

08/08/2003 09:16