Julianne Moore: I Don’t Believe In God Or Unrestricted Guns
Julianne Moore does not believe in God or unrestricted guns. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the five-time Oscar nominee explains that she doesn’t think there’s a higher power, believing instead that humans impose their own order on a world of randomness. Moore says, “I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there. Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.”
In terms of controlling that chaos, Moore admits that she probably has “a touch” of obsessive-compulsiveness. “I like things to be clean,” she says. “I can’t think unless things are in a certain kind of order. I have to finish stuff. I need to get things done. I can’t relax until I’ve done the work I know I need to do.”
The liberal actress has gotten backlash online for her support of gun control and Planned Parenthood. “I get more reactions on Twitter about gun safety than anything else,” she tells the outlet. “I don’t understand how we’re threatening the Second Amendment because we’re talking about gun safety rules. That, to me, is really shocking.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Moore opens up about some of her high-profile co-stars, like Jennifer Lawrence. “She’s very funny,” says Moore. “When I first met her, I was sitting in the makeup trailer, and our makeup artist was testing something, and Jennifer came in. I said, ‘Oh, let me get up.’ She goes, ‘No, no, no. You sit there. And I’ll secretly resent you.'”
Moore also reveals, “I fell in love with Ellen Page,” with whom she works in the upcoming Freeheld. “She’s a new friend. Ellen Barkin is an old friend. Anybody named Ellen.”
Of course, the actress is currently winning plaudits for her performance in Still Alice, which features Kristen Stewart. The younger star says of Moore, “She’s good at playing regular. But there’s so many sides of her — there’s nothing regular about her at all.” Referring to Moore’s incredibly busy schedule in Hollywood and as a parent, Stewart says she visited Moore and her husband Bart Freundlich’s home, where “Bart was joking, ‘I’ll come and eat Indian food with you while the powerhouse is off doing her thing.'” What do you think about Moore’s comments in The Hollywood Reporter?