On the big screen, Oscar-winner Julianne Moore has portrayed characters ranging from a drug-addicted porn star in Boogie Nights to a 1950s housewife trapped in seemingly idyllic life in Far From Heaven. Off screen, the 49-year-old mom-of-two insists her own day-to-day is “very, very normal.”
“What I am interested in is people behaving outside what people consider normal behaviour,” Julianne tells The Sydney Morning Herald of the unusual roles she chooses. “As [Gustave] Flaubert says: ‘Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.’ For me, that’s kind of how it is. I have a very, very normal life, I really do.”
That normal life is spent in the company of her husband Bart Freundlich and their two kids Caleb, 12, and Liv, 7. Describing the typical routine in her family-of-four, she muses, “My daughter has her ballet class, my son has his basketball, my husband is writing and playing golf and I act and like to decorate the house.”
Julianne is seen here at last month’s 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California.