I\'m just an ordinary woman: Julianne Moore

14th February, 2015 04:04:43 printer

I\'m just an ordinary woman: Julianne Moore

The five-time Academy Award nominated star revealed she actually leads an ordinary private life off camera

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore, 54, appears to have an extraordinarily glamorous persona in front of the camera but she revealed she actually leads an ordinary private life.
And while all eyes are on Julianne Moore after her award-winning performance in Still Alice, the Oscar nominated actress isn't letting the fame get to her.
The 54-year-old star admitted she's 'pretty regular' while posing braless in a luxurious bed for the cover of the latest Spring issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.
While she fancies a normal way of living, she surely has a taste for exclusive designer labels.
For the cover spread, Julianne donned a black Lanvin long sleeve frock with over $9,000 worth of delicate gold necklaces as accessories.
Inside the pages, the mother-of-two looked gorgeous in a chic feathered Fendi mini dress as well as a chiffon collared dress by Alessandra Rich.
The redhead beauty exuded Hollywood glamour in a black top and skirt combo by Balenciaga for a monochrome portrait.
'I'm not tremendously exotic, I'm not very eccentric, I'm pretty regular,' she stated to the publication about staying grounded.
'I live in the West Village, I have two really beautiful children. I have a great husband. I like the city. I like walking around. I really value my ordinary life and my family life.'
One way she maintains an pedestrian lifestyle is by being strict on keeping her private life and public life as separate entities.
'I'm not joking when I say I'm compartmentalized. My home life, my family is separate,' she emphasized.
She further explained: 'My work as an actor, the interviews and the photo shoots and the red carpet, that is in another box altogether. I think it's important for me to keep that stuff in a separate box so that I know what it is.
'If you start to confuse things, and if you start to believe that the interest shown to you in a beautiful dress is commensurate to the work you're doing as a mother, I think you can get into trouble.'
And Julianne makes sure her children - son Caleb (aged 17) and daughter Liv (aged 12) - continue to see her as a regular person.
'Children have very little interest in what their parents do for a living,' she said. 'We have an interest in our parents being our parents. And I don't want them to see any of it; I just want them to see me as their mother, you know?'
But even with five Academy Award nominations, she continues to be modest about the high praise she's received as of late.
'To be even in conversation about it, to have people be excited about your work,' she said about the excitement of possibly winning her first Oscar.
'You know we all love praise. It's an honor to be discussed in this way. Of course - of course - I'm thrilled.'
On taking the role of newly diagnosed Alzheimer's patient Alice in Still Alice, she described finding a deeper meaning about life.
'It's so very rare that you get anybody's subjective journey through anything in a film. We all say that we're aware of our own mortality, but we're not,' she said.
'It's always present but we choose to deny it. In this case there's a woman who's forced to say, "The end of my life is coming, and I'm going to have to experience it disappearing."'
And her favorite recount of a loved one's reaction to her performance came from husband Bart Freundlich, who actually shed some tears while watching Still Alice.
'I was sitting taking notes and heard these sounds, and I was like, "Bart?! Are you crying?!"
Julianne will be competing for the Best Actress Oscar against Reese Witherspoon (Wild), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything), and Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) at the star studded ceremony on February 22.

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