Julianne Moore might not have joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 had it not been for the film’s deep relevance to her two children – and the plot’s focus on controlling your own destiny.
“For a child moving into adolescence, the big question is, ‘Do I have free will? Can I determine my own future?’ ” Moore, 53, tells More magazine for its November cover story, on newsstands Tuesday.
“[At that age], you’re still with your parents. But you’re asking yourself, ‘Who am I?’ ” says Moore, who is mom to son Caleb, 16, and daughter Liv, 12, with husband Bart Freundlich.
“Most of the films I make are not for kids,” she says. “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.”
Although many actresses fear aging and slow down, Moore says she is energized by the clarity the years have given her.
“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,” she says. “But as you get older, you realize that direction comes from yourself, from your own desires and responsibilities.
Now, she says, she feels more in the driver’s seat: “You choose your work. You choose your life. That’s where your power comes from – and that’s a great feeling.”
A Catholic high school has denied a production company permission to shoot a film on its premises after learning the movie’s plot involves a lesbian relationship between characters played by Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.
Salesian High School, a Catholic boys school, reportedly told a location scout that the school would be available for a pivotal scene in the upcoming film “Freeheld.” However, the school’s principal, John Flaherty informed filmmakers they could not shoot at the school.
According to Buzzfeed, “Freeheld” tells the story of a lesbian couple attempting to fight discrimination and earn domestic partner benefits. Moore’s character is dying of lung cancer and wants to leave her benefits to Page, who plays her partner in the film.
Producer Michael Shamberg reportedly wrote Flaherty attempting to inform him that the film is “not about gay marriage, nor are the women attempting to get married. It is about recognizing the dignity of a woman who was a brave civil servant.” However, Shamberg did not receive a response.
However, Flaherty did respond to Buzzfeed’s request for a statement explaining why he did not want a queer film shooting at the school, stating, “All are welcomed at Salesian High School. Our school chooses to embrace the social issues such as hunger, homelessness, poverty, and helping the less fortunate.”
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he upcoming fantasy film “The Seventh Son” movie release date has been delayed again as distributor changes from Warner Bros. to Universal Studios. The cast talks about filming the movie in an interview.
“The Seventh Son” is an adaptation of a young adult novel titled “The Spook’s Apprentice” written by Joseph Delaney. The synopsis according to Amazon states, “A wonderful and terrifying series by a new writer about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to be the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn now to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the Country, the horror begins…”
Thomas Ward is portrayed by Ben Barnes known as Caspian in “The Chronicles of Narnia”, and as Dorian Gray in the self-titled movie. He is joined by legendary actor Jeff Bridges who plays John Gregory, the Spook, as well as award-winning actress Julianne Moore who portrays the evil Mother Malkin. Other cast members include Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Kit Harrington (“Game of Thrones”), and Djimon Hounsou who plays original character Rady.
Jeff Bridges talks about the movie during Comic-Con: “I’m a big fan of myth and mythology, and I saw this as a chance to make a modern-day myth. It also talks about good and evil. My idea is that good and evil are really different sides of the same coin.”
Kit Harrington shares his experience working with big names like Bridges and Moore: “I wanted to do this film ’cause I got to work exclusively with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, which is something I really wanted to do when I found out the casting. It was a really exciting, action-packed role. It was a lot of fun.”
Julianne Moore will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 29th annual Salute on Jan. 20 at 583 Park Ave. in New York, it was announced today by Herbert S. Schlosser and Ivan Lustig, co-chairmen of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.?
Moore, a four-time Academy Award nominee, stars as a woman battling Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, which Sony Pictures Classics will give an awards-qualifying run later this year, and plays a fading actress in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, which Focus World opens Feb. 27. She will also appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which Lionsgate is releasing Nov. 21.
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“With her unforgettable performances in Still Alice and Maps to the Stars, and her upcoming role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, this is Julianne Moore’s year,” Schlosser said in making the announcement. “She is a fearless and versatile performer who has created so many powerful performances in film and television.”
Moore won the Best Actress Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Map. She has been nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for Boogie Nights and The Hours and for best actress for The End of the Affair and Far from Heaven.
I’ve added to the gallery HQ pictures of Julianne during the Hamptons International Film Festival Presentation and Press Conference of Still Alice.
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We’ve added to the gallery the first on set images of Julianne for her new movie Freeheld.
New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
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