Her role in “Uncut Gems” was specifically written for her, but she had to audition anyways.
Fox played the role of Howard’s mistress and employee in the 2019 film “Uncut Gems,” costarring alongside Adam Sandler.
As reported by Insider’s Jason Guerrasio, Fox had befriended the movie’s cocreator Josh Safdie by 2017. Safdie (and his brother) were in the early stages of writing “Uncut Gems,” and Fox would talk with him about the character of Julia.
“The Julia character being into photography, tattooing a guy’s name on her, even having an all-out fight with a guy in front of a club are all things from Fox’s real life (though the tattoo of an ex is not on her rear end),” Guerrasio wrote in a 2020 profile of the star.
But as the project moved ahead with superstar Adam Sandler, the role of Julia wasn’t guaranteed for Fox.
“Going up against hundreds, she fought for the role and got the part that was written for her,” Guerrasio reported.