Julianne Moore: Ageism is everywhere

Julianne Moore thinks Hollywood isn’t the only industry that’s ageist when it comes to women.

At 54 her career is still going strong and Julianne picked up the best actress Oscar for Still Alice at the 2015 ceremony. However, she acknowledges that she’s been lucky and it’s a different matter for many other women in the movie industry.

“I know I’m lucky and that many of my colleagues have a much harder time,” she admitted to Germany’s Für Sie magazine. “Unfortunately, the interesting, good roles are often written for much younger actresses. It’s not just Hollywood though; younger women stand a better chance in a lot of industries.”

Showing no signs of her career drying up, Julianne will reprise her role as President Alma Coin in the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. At this point in her life she can’t imagine ever doing anything but acting.

“I can’t really switch jobs, I’m too old for that,” she said. “But now that I’m looking at universities with my son, I’m starting to realise I’d like to study again. There’s still so much I want to learn. Maybe I’ll be one of those women who hop around the high schools. Who knows?”

But no matter what comes next, the star will always make time for her family. She has kids Caleb and Liv with her husband Bart Freundlich and whenever there’s an opportunity for downtime, she grabs it with both hands.

“I have great kids. I have a great husband – and I know it sounds queer!” she previously grinned to harpersbazaar.com. “My son and daughter both play basketball, and my husband and I do our best to go to every game. We try to spend time as a family. We just try to be super involved in each other’s lives.”

– Cover Media

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