Strangely enough Julia Roberts‘ friendship with Sean Penn It was an excellent starting point for their turbulent relationship. Gaslit. 

The series is based upon true events. Julia portrays Martha Mitchell and Sean plays U.S. Attorney general John Mitchell. The couple fight and scream over their differences on Watergate. Sean even punches Julia once.

Julia stated that “it wasn’t a kiddie soft-paws slap.”The Jess Cagle Show. The actress instead described it as the kind of whack that leaves her “stunned”. 

Before giving credit for her performance, she stated that “He gave me so much a wallop.” “It’s my greatest performance—that I continued to perform and didn’t just go, ‘Oh my God, that really hurt.’ It was incredible.

So when it came time for her to let He have it, Julia didn’t hold back—and Sean noticed. He said that it appeared to have come from her shoulder, she explained. “I guess my strong response was the result of his words.”