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The Kids Are All Right, actor Julianne Moore

4 Responses to “The Kids Are All Right, actor Julianne Moore”

  1. Paul MD (Stella's Boy) says:

    She is a delight. One of my favorite actresses and really fun to listen to. A great Toronto memory is sitting about 5 feet from her at a World Traveler screening.

  2. Rob says:

    She’s just the best. Fascinating career, talks so intelligently about acting. And I love the nail polish.

  3. meg says:

    I know this isn’t an original thought…but she is great!!!!

    I particularly like that she mentioned loving her movie Savage Grace because it is one of my favorites. I also liked when she mentioned working with Atom. I have always wondered how they got along because I call the “director and cast commentary” on the Chloe DVD just the “director commentary”… He had SO much to say (which is a good thing… I loved everything he said), but no one else really got a word in. So, because I knew she hates to talk too much about character before shooting, I wondered if they were constantly in a tug-of-war about information. It’s interesting that she decided to do things his way a little. I would love to hear more about that set…(Sidenote: I wish she would do more cast commentaries because she can obviously articulate her and her characters’ thoughts and actions well in interviews and press conferences. I love hearing her actual commentary scene-by-scene in movies like End of the Affair, Safe, World Traveler, and Prize Winner. It’s like watching the movie with her.)

    She mentioned that she doesn’t like the “Behind the Scenes”/spoiling yourself kind of stuff…but I love it! Probably the only thing I disagree with her on. Also, I read the script for Chloe, The Kids Are All Right, and (her next movie) Crazy, Stupid, Love before seeing the movie itself. I love reading the script first! It always changes a little in the real movie anyway, but… I don’t know… I like knowing what the writer originally wrote and what the actors read before they began the project. I like witnessing that first vibe of the film… the first spark.

  4. Pedro says:

    I love her! I think she is THE best actress working today. Annette Bening has gotten most of the Oscar buzz, but I think Julianne Moore is even more deserving. And what a kind, warm, illuminating interview!

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier