Academy Award-nominated actress, Julianne Moore is set to grace the big screen in Chloe as a wife who hires a prostitute – played by ‘it girl’ Amanda Seyfried – to find out if her husband is cheating. In an unexpected twist, these two embattled characters end up falling for each other.
The stunning 48-year-old mother of son Cal, 12, and daughter Liv, 7, opens up to Parade about making time for herself amidst her busy career and the demands of motherhood, and how she feels about approaching her 50s in age-obsessed Hollywood.
On finding time for self-care: “I do yoga. In fact, it’s pretty much the only thing I do, believe it or not. Yoga is nice because it gives me time to just zone out. But once you have children it is shocking how quickly your day goes. I do a lot of that stuff with my kids. If I’m not working it really is just about my family. So even finding time for yoga is a challenge.”
On embracing her age: “I have been turned down because I was too pretty or not pretty enough. It is completely relative. The industry doesn’t make me feel insecure. I’m 48, and I think at my age I’m OK with being where I am in my life. If I wanted to play the roles that get offered to Amanda Seyfried I would really be insecure. If you’re going to try and get something that’s not available to you because of your age, then you’re going to feel really rotten. So you have to keep yourself and how you look in perspective.”
On if she thought her husband was cheating: “I don’t know what I would do. But I can’t tell you the phone calls I’ve gotten from married women I know who say, ‘Listen, I have to talk to you because I think my husband is with someone.’ Then you say, ‘Have you talked to him about it?’ And they say no. I think women do that a lot. I think we turn to our girlfriends instead of confronting our husbands. That’s just postponing the inevitable.”
On her risque scene with Amanda: “Amanda was great. We made a lot of jokes, we laughed and then we got in bed and did it. This is an adult story. There were love scenes in it. It’s not exploitative and you don’t see anything particularly unusual except parts of people’s bodies. I think it is unfortunate that we have this incredible fascination with actors taking their clothes off. When you see a gun going off in a scene and killing someone it is a pretty shocking and horrific thing. But nobody ever talks about that.”