'Eat Pray Love' Screenwriter Jennifer Salt Talks Adapting for Julia Roberts and Hollywood
Before 'Eat Pray Love' could hope to recreate its mega-successful book run on the big screen, someone had to adapt the dang thing. That someone was Jennifer Salt (pictured above left) -- onetime actress in films like 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Sisters,' more recently a writer on 'Nip/Tuck.' Salt, 65, has had uncannily similar experiences to those of 'Eat Pray Love' memoirist Elizabeth Gilbert -- embarking on journeys of self-discovery and even studying under the guru who taught Gilbert's guru. Here, Jennifer talks writing for Julia Roberts, transferring those oh-so un-Hollywood qualities of sincerity and spirituality to a major movie and meeting the woman whose work she was daunted with adapting.