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Julianne Moore embraces emotion

Julianne Moore was inspired by Meryl Streep to have a successful career and family life.

The 53-year-old actress has embodied a variety of characters on the big screen, from ageing actress Havana Segrand in Maps to the Stars to religious mother Margaret White in 2013 movie Carrie.

Next up Julianne can be seen as a professor with Alzheimer’s in Still Alice and the star embraces the chance for self-reflection.

“One of the things that the movie [Still Alice] and book [on which it’s based] ask is, ‘What does it mean to be a human being? How do we define ourselves? What does a life mean? What does achievement mean? What are we left with?’ These are stories about mortality, which is something we try to avoid the thought of at every turn,'" she explained to Glow magazine.

“I’m not afraid of big feelings. I’m not afraid of big emotions. I’m not afraid of anything that happens within the context of a film. All of my fears are physical and in my real life."

Julianne's acting career began when she moved to New York City after graduating from Boston University in 1983 with a BA in Theatre. But the star was inspired to follow her dream long before that, which also saw her become a mother to son Caleb and daughter Liv with director husband Bart Freundlich.

“I can remember when [her The Hours co-star] Meryl Streep was on the cover of Time magazine when I was in high school, and I said to my dad, ‘I think I want to do this.’ She is just such a great actress. And she’s someone who has managed to have a family, a marriage and a career," Julianne gushed.

Despite being in the industry for over 30 years, the flame-haired beauty has never really been interested in watching her movies; instead she's just happy to be in them.

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