Julianne Moore. What a woman! Moore, if you haven't been introduced, is an Academy Award-winning actress with a number of hard-hitting roles to her name. She is renowned for her ability to tackle the most emotional of roles but we like her for other things too.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Moore has championed being comfortable in your own skin. She is the author of Freckleface Strawberry, a children's book that tells of a young girl desperate to get rid of her freckles and eventually accepts them as a huge part of who she is. The book became a New York Times bestseller!
Aside from this, Moore has pioneered the movement to tighten the law on gun control in the US, stating she has a responsibility as a mum to do something with her platform. She's been heavily criticized for speaking out about gun possession; many still see the right to bear arms as an essential component of the constitution. But, Moore fought back with this: “We aren’t free if we don’t have the liberty to feel safe at school, at church, at the mall, at the movies, that’s unconstitutional, too.”
Even moore than this, she has been a leading voice in the #MeToo campaign which makes us fall in love with her even harder.
Julianne Moore celebrates her 58th birthday on the 3rd of this month. We wish her the best of days.
- She got her start on the soap opera As the World Turns.
- As part of her research for Still Alice, she spoke with women who were struggling with the Alzheimers. She didn't want to portray anything on screen that she hadn’t seen for herself.
- By the time she was 18, she’d moved 23 times and attended 9 different schools because of her father's position in the military.
- She's very real about the fickle nature of beauty. She says that only when she stopped wearing glasses at 16 did people think she was pretty. She's quite happy to share selfies of herself looking tired and frazzled, and real!
That's what she said:
I think imperfections are important, just as mistakes are important. You only get to be good by making mistakes, and you only get to be real by being imperfect.