Julianne Moore is coming off of a winning awards season and she is also the April 2015 cover star of Harper's Bazaar magazine. On the cover shot by Camilla Akrans, Julianne is wearing a CHRISTIAN DIOR PRE-FALL 2015 sequin long sleeve top and white trousers.
In the issue, she talks openly about not wanting to do E!'s mani cam, her style, on playing different movie roles, who she admires and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more details on her feature, go to HarpersBazaar.com and pick up a copy when the issue hits newsstand on March 24th.
On her style:
"My style has gotten better, hopefully. It's like everything—practice makes perfect. There was one year when my kids were little, and every time I was photographed, I was wearing a pair of cargo shorts, a T-shirt, and a bandanna. It was so bad, my publicist was like, 'Get it together!'"
On not doing E!'s mani cam:
"I'm 54 years old. I can't make my fingers walk; it's humiliating! And a guy asked me to lift up my skirt to show them my shoes, and I said, 'I don't need to do that. Let's keep some dignity.' "
On playing different movie roles:
"Some people say, 'You play happy people,' and I'm like, 'No.' Or 'You play people who have affairs,' and I'm like, 'No.' Or 'You play lesbians,' and I'm like, 'No!' I've made 50-something movies, so there's a lot of different people. I like really human stories."
On what she does when she is not filming a movie:
"I have great kids. I have a great husband—and I know it sounds queer! My son and daughter both play basketball, and my husband and I do our best to go to every game. We try to spend time as a family. We just try to be super involved in each other's lives." The four have been hitting the red carpet as a unit more often lately. Moore waves her hands around her fancy dress. "The fact that they get involved in all of this—it's a good thing!"
On who she admires, young & old:
"Ellen Page [who stars as Moore's girlfriend in the upcoming Freeheld]. Kristen Stewart, I just love her. Emma Stone is fabulous. I love Catherine Deneuve. I love Tilda Swinton. But women are fabulous. I like our camaraderie, our similarities, how we collaborate. When my daughter was born, I looked at her in the bassinet and I said, 'You're one of us.' I'm going to cry if I think about it too much. I had this little girl and was like, 'Yup. You're one of us. '"
Credit: Harper's Bazaar