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Julianne Moore: 'I'd rather be old than dead'

Julianne Moore has admitted the older she gets, the less she knows about anything.

Julianne Moore has called it a privilege to age.

The 56-year-old actress recently showed that age is just a number when she stripped off for lingerie brand Triumph's fall/winter 17 campaign, revealing her slim, toned figure in sultry black underwear.

Speaking to America’s InStyle magazine, Julianne confessed she has no hang-ups about getting older.

“I mean, let’s not talk about this idea of, ‘Oh no! I’m going to be 40!’ You could be dead. So enjoy it. It’s a privilege to age!” she beamed. “Even in scripts, they’ll refer to a character as ‘ageing’. Well… everyone is ageing. In literature and in movies, when people try to stop the process, it always ends in disaster. I think it’s really important to be where you are.”

Julianne, who bagged her first Oscar for 2014’s Still Alice, is busier than ever on the work front. As well as her modelling duties for Triumph, she’s also currently involved with the Untitled David O. Russell Project for TV, thriller Bel Canto, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which hits cinemas from 20 September (17).

On top of this, Julianne raises son Caleb, 19, and 15-year-old daughter Liv with her husband Bart Freundlich.

“I don’t need them to see me as anything but their mother. It’s important for them to know that I love my work, that I’m engaged in it,” she said of her offspring.

And while it may appear on the surface that Julianne has her life sorted, the star admits that’s not exactly the case.

“The older I get, I find, the more I prepare. I thought when I was younger that I was prepared. But it pales in comparison to the amount I do now," she laughed. "Maybe being young, you think, ‘Well, I know how to do this!’and the older you get, the more you realise that you don’t know anything.”

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