She’s starred in hit moves such as Crazy, Stupid, Love and Hannibal, but Julianne Moore recently revealed she would have never pursued acting if it wasn’t for one specific film. “The movie that made me want to be a film actor was [Robert Altman’s] 3 Women,” the 58-year-old told recently said during an appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. “Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall in that scene at the bar … I was like, ‘What kind of acting is that, that I’m seeing?’ Watching these women in spectacular, very nuanced performances sort of woke me up, because I didn’t know anything about film.”
After she got into acting — Julianne made her screen debut in 1992’s The Hand That Rocks the Cradle — the red-haired beauty’s career only went up from there. But as she now approaches the later years of her life, Julianne is finding it harder to get a gig. “It’s very difficult to find parts, no matter how old you are, no matter where you are and whether you’re a man or a woman,” Julianne once candidly shared with Marie Claire in a January 2016 interview.
Julianne — who took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Still Alice in 2015 — continued, “The movie industry is not in the business of finding good roles for actors or actresses. It is in the business of creating films that will make as much money as possible.”
In fact, The Big Lebowski star recently shared during Thursday, March 7’s episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen that she was dropped from playing a role in Melissa McCarthy‘s recent Oscar-nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Back in 2015, Variety reported that she had left the film due to “creative differences” with writer Nicole Holofcener, but that wasn’t what happened, according to Julianne. “I didn’t leave that movie. I was fired,” she told Andy. “I think she didn’t like what I was doing.”
Either way, we couldn’t love Julianne as an actress any more than we do now!