Julianne Moore talks unglamorous 'Carrie' role: 3 highlights
Julianne Moore has one difficult job as the mother of a telekinetic daughter in the film "Carrie."
The film, a remake of the Stephen King novel and 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek, stars Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role along with Moore, who plays Carrie's religious and sheltering mother in the film, which hits theaters on Oct. 18.
Moore spoke to OTRC.com about her role in the film, what made her decide to sign on for the role and why she didn't mind ditching her traditional glamorous look for the movie. Check out three questions with Moore and watch the full interview above.
1. You open the film screaming, which is such an uncomfortable and original moment.
"Well, it's taken directly from the book. I think that's one of the wonderful things about the novel, it's so dark, it's so scary and yet so human, you know, the idea that this woman didn't know she was pregnant and gave birth alone and that's how that relationship started between that mother and daughter. It's kind of extraordinary."
2. Your character is not as glamorous as you in real life.
"I didn't mind it. I have to say I didn't mind it, I enjoyed the character. I liked the fact that, I wanted her to look like she had been rested at some point in time, you know, that she didn't do anything to her face or that she didn't do anything to her hair or that she made her own clothes, so it was an interesting thing to come up with."
2. What made you say "OK, I'm in" to this role?
"I think when I talked to [director] Kimberly [Peirce] about the relationship, Kimberly Peirce is very, very interested in character and relationships and when she was kind of speaking about it from the mother-daughter standpoint, you know, what do these two mean to each other, what is this relationship, is she trying to grow up, is she trying to prevent her from growing up, all of that. That really intrigued me."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).