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Julia Roberts Paid $1.5 Million for Non-Speaking Role in Coffee Ad

Julia Roberts Lavazza "A Modo Mio" Commercial (YouTube)

NEW YORK (CBS) Julia Roberts was reportedly paid a hefty penny to appear - and not speak - in a coffee commercial.

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According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the actress was given about $1.5 million to star in a 45-second TV spot for Italian coffee company Lavazza.

[Watch the commercial below]

In the ad, Roberts, 43, appears as Botticelli's Venus alongside two Italian stars, Paolo Bonolis and Luca Laurenti, who try to persuade her to smile by offering a cup of Lavazza's A Modo Mio coffee.

After taking a sip, she offers her trademark toothy smile and a laugh. The advertisement ends with her winking at the camera.

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Roberts, who is also the current spokeswoman for French cosmetic giant Lancome, filmed the TV spot in Rome two weeks ago, the Daily Mail reported.

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