The MOORE/MORE the Merrier: Julianne Moore’s Nov. 2014 Interview with MORE Magazine!
Julianne Moore swept this awards season pretty much. Was there any award she didn’t take home? What she brings to the acting table are multi-level, multi-faceted performances with emotional nuances clearly from someone who invests herself into the character she plays.
Courtesy of MORE Magazine, I have an excerpt of the November 2014 interview that includes Alec Baldwin’s quote about Julianne’s role in Still Alice!
On film and television, Julianne Moore has made a name for herself playing wound-up, emotionally intricate women—but in real life, Moore is a no-frills Greenwich Village wife and mother of two who’s not afraid to take charge.
In the November (2014) issue of More magazine, on newsstands October 28, Moore talks about how “knowing your own desires” has empowered her to not be shy about going after what she wants, including her kick-ass role in the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 and Part 2.
On how her kids influenced her signing on for Mockingjay:
“For a child moving into adolescence, the big question is, Do I have free will? Can I determine my own future?” she says. “[At that age] you’re still with your parents. But you’re asking yourself, Who am I?” Most of the films I make are not for kids. My son was in line for the midnight show when The Hunger Games first came out. They both loved the books. For them, my being in Mockingjay was fairly meaningful.”
Alec Baldwin on why Moore is “Unstoppable”:
“A lot of people work when they’re young and then their lives evolve. Some of them drop off or only work now and then. Then there are women like Julie: They get married, have a family and do remarkable work year after year. It’s hard for men to do that, but it’s even harder for women. She’s unstoppable that way.”
How being older has changed her views on Hollywood and the choices she makes:
Next up for Moore is a movie called Freeheld, based on a documentary short film of the same name about a New Jersey cop with stage 4 lung cancer who is prevented from leaving her pension to her domestic partner (Ellen Page) and therefore becomes a reluctant activist for same-sex couples’ rights. After that, she may look for more upbeat fare.
“I used to think, Life’s really challenging. Things are tough, so they should be tough in a book, in a movie. They should be sad,” she says. “But the older I get, the more I like happy endings.”
“When you’re starting out in this business, you feel like you’re not in charge, that you’re still looking to the world for a kind of validation. But as you get older, you realize that direction comes from yourself, from your own desires and responsibilities. You choose your work. You choose your life. That’s where your power comes from—and that’s a great feeling.”
Find MORE of this interview at More.com
About More Magazine
Launched in September 1998, critically acclaimed More is the only lifestyle publication that celebrates women of style and substance. More is the leading voice of women enjoying the richest years of their lives, sharing the latest on beauty, fashion, health, career, finance, travel and culture. More serves a community of affluent, influential women interested in reinventing themselves and their world. More is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation with a rate base of 1.3 million and readership of nearly two million. More was named 2006 Magazine of the Year by Ad Age and also landed on the publication’s “A List” of Top 10 magazines in 2007, 2005 and 2003. Also, Adweek named More to its 2006 “Hot List,” Capell’s Circulation Report honored More as one of the Top 10 Newsstand Performers in 2006, while Media named More the “Best Women’s Lifestyle Magazine” of 2004.
Thanks to MORE Magazine for allowing me to reprint part of their interview/spread with Julianne Moore!
You can see the entire feature on More.com
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