Julianne Moore spoke recently about her decision to pursue a role in the Hunger Games franchise, saying the books meant so much to her children that she immediately felt drawn to the films.
Moore plays Alma Coin, president of District 13, in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and says that having a role in the movies is important to her kids.
“Most of the films I make are not for kids. My son was in line for the midnight show when ‘The Hunger Games’ first came out. They both loved the books. For them, my being in Mockingjay was fairly meaningful,” she said in a recent interview with More. “For a child moving into adolescence, the big question is, ‘Do I have free will? Can I determine my own future?’ [At that age] you’re still with your parents. But you’re asking yourself, ‘Who am I?’”
The film was the last time Moore got to work with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died in February. The actors had previously worked together in The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, and Boogie Nights.
“He was an extraordinary talent and a lovely human being,” she said.
Moore received some high praise from her Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland recently, who said that the actress deserves an Oscar for her role in the film.
“I think Julianne Moore is perhaps the greatest American actress never to have received that award. I think that’s widely understood,” Westmoreland said.
Moore plays a successful linguist battling Alzheimer’s Disease and is garnering buzz for a possible Best Actress nomination.