Encounter with Julianne
On Monday, actress Julianne Moore joined
ADFF for an informal conversation in our Festival Tent. The event,
part of a series of Encounters with celebrities and filmmakers
presented throughout the festival, was open to the public.
Moore, a popular and critical darling in
films like The Hours and The Kids Are All Right spoke to a packed
room with genuine conviction about her craft. She said she's tired
of being labelled "courageous" for her acting, because courage
connotes fear. "Acting's not one of the things I'm afraid of." In
contrast she mentioned skiing and diving. "I've always enjoyed
acting, because it's about feelings, and feelings are not scary."
She also touched on how important screenplays are to her. "I like
to put myself in a place where the script goes through me."
Moore clearly enjoyed talking to audience
members during the Q&A. She received more than one question
about whether her career interferes with her life as a mother, and
she admitted to taking fewer roles lately in order to spend more
time with her kids. When asked what she would do if she were not
acting, she had a sincere reply: "I wish I were a doctor."