Gorgeous and still acting at age 52, Julianne Moore opens up about aging, work, and motherhood in the June issue of DuJour.
Moore is the proud mom of Caleb, 15 and Liv, 11.
“Motherhood,” Moore says, “was 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.”
But she’s not so keen to give sound bites about being a mom.
“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 also notes that men are never asked about their kids our their age, which seems sexist.
“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,” she says, “when a woman’s life becomes, ‘Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.’ ”
“I just think it’s boring!” she says. It’s not boring to me! I love hearing about famous people’s experiences with parenting. It’s something kind of universal that we can all relate to and go, “they’re just like us!”
We’ll see what kind of a mom Julianne Moore is in her upcoming movie, Carrie. I have a feeling it won’t be boring.