Julianne Moore on being brave
Julianne Moore is more emotionally brave than she is physically, but still has fears about her career.
The Oscar-winning actress is lauded for her performances on the big screen, from making audiences cry as an Alzheimer's sufferer in Still Alice to instilling fear as evil leader President Alma Coin in two of The Hunger Games films.
She may suffer small bouts of doubting her self confidence every now and then, but doesn't let it impact her performances.
"I'm emotionally brave, but I'm not physically brave," she reasoned to The Edit. "(With acting) the fear comes in when you think that you won't do a good job. I have to work really hard to figure it out. But I don't feel afraid of it - it's pleasurable."
While she's seen as an A-lister to many people around the world, for her kids Caleb, 18, and 14-year-old Liv - whom she has with husband Bart Freundlich - she's simply a mother figure. Her son and daughter didn't even realise how successful she was until she scored a big accomplishment not long ago.
"A couple of years ago I got an award, and they did one of those kids clubs," she recalled. "My kids came and they had seen one or two of my movies, but they hadn't seen them all, and they were shocked! Shocked! First of all, they were shocked that I had done so many movies, and then, that I seemed to be doing these outrageous things."
Having been in the industry for several decades now, Julianne shows no signs of slowing down. She has three films out in 2017 and despite her worries that the lifestyle may wear thin on her over time, the 55-year-old star is pleasantly surprised that her passion is still strong.
"I like (acting) more the older I get, and that has surprised me, because I've always been waiting for the other shoe to drop, the day I'll be like, 'I don't want to do this anymore!'" she admitted. "But instead, it's more compelling to me. I like the act of figuring it out, I like learning things..."
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