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Julianne Moore says death is ‘worst part’ of life


Julianne Moore says the “worst part” of life is that we are all hurtling towards death.
The ‘Hannibal’ actress, 63, opened up about the reality of mortality when asked how she feels about ageing, saying it is another way of asking someone how they feel about the reality they are going to die.
She told The Daily Telegraph’s magazine: “It’s the same for everybody, right? “We’re all going to die. There’s the whole beauty industry, that’s one thing, and that’s really about business.
“But the thing that we all really fear is death, and that’s the worst part.
“So when you asked me how I feel, I’m like, ‘You mean that I’m going to die? That I’m closer to dying than I was before?’
“Because that’s what it’s about. If I’m lucky, I get to live a long time and I get to do a little more of what I do.”
Revealing how she thinks it’s miraculous she gets to make a living from acting, Julianne added: “I feel like it’s a miracle that I do what I do, and I’m able to support myself doing it.
“It’s an exploration of all kinds of human behaviour, the good, the bad and the ugly.
“There are a million things that you get to explore, playing somebody from a time period, from another culture, whose behaviour is outrageous, that you wouldn’t ever dare do in real life.”
Mum-of-two Julianne, who has daughter Liv, 21, and son Caleb, 26, with her actor husband Bart Freundlich, 54, also said she finds such comfort in life spending time with her family she turned down a series of roles when they were growing up if it took away from her home in America.
She said: “When my kids were little or in high school, I just wouldn’t take the part. Everything I did had to be in New York, or I could go away in little bits or in the summertime.
“I really, really valued having a family. I wanted my kids to feel rooted somewhere.
“I wanted to have the experience of being in a family, and that meant making certain choices about work that would allow me to do that.
“It’s a very different situation when you can just up and go. But it is still a challenge. You’re like, ‘Wait, wait, where’s my life?’”