Julianne Moore On Motherhood, Sexism In Hollywood

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Mom-of-two Julianne Moore, 52, covers the newest edition of DuJour magazine and opens up about her thoughts on marriage, motherhood to son Cal, 15, and daughter Liv, 11, and sexism in Hollywood.

On motherhood: “Do we have to talk about parenthood? I don’t mind, but I do think it’s an extremely profound experience, something that’s difficult to encapsulate in a single interview.” She added that motherhood is ”something that I always wanted to do. I didn’t know if I’d get married — I just didn’t innately feel like that was something I could be goal-oriented about — but I knew that I wanted to have children.”

On sexism in Hollywood: “Men aren’t asked about age. Men aren’t asked about their children. Not that these things aren’t important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive when a woman’s life becomes, ‘Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.’”

On aging: “I just think that it’s boring! . . . Our fear of aging is really a fear of dying; aging is a physical manifestation of decay, and I think that is what’s so upsetting to most people.”

On not being married to Bart Freundlich: “When you say partner, people ask, ‘Do you mean your business partner?’ So we’d be reduced to saying boyfriend and girlfriend, and then there are always issues with hospitals and health insurance, and it just starts to seem silly,” she says. “We are a family. We are emotionally responsible for one another, so we wanted to be legally responsible for one another, too. I think the institution is what you make it.”

For more from Julianne, continue reading at DuJour

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  1. norah aydee

    she is one of my favorite actresses, I’m surprised at her age she looks very good for 52

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