”For most people, acting is faking, but I don’t think it is for Julianne,” says playwright David Hare of Julianne Moore, star of his new play, The Vertical Hour. On Nov. 30, the 45-year-old actress makes her long-overdue Broadway debut portraying an Iraq war correspondent-turned-Yale professor. ”I never write with anyone in mind,” says Hare, but he and the play’s director, Sam Mendes, ”both immediately said that Julianne Moore was the person for it.” Why Moore? He pointed to her performance in 1995’s Safe (”No one plays that state of benumbed victimhood better”) as a precursor to her demanding Vertical Hour role. Hare, 59, has worked with the flame-haired actress before: He adapted The Hours, the 2002 film that earned Oscar nominations for both of them. ”In Europe, alongside Meryl Streep, she’s regarded as the greatest American actress. She’s not going to offer a forced or false thought or emotion. If the text doesn’t warrant the feeling, she won’t give you the feeling.”
Posted November 24 2006 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'Thrones' actor on new show: 'We don't need dragons. We got cocaine!'
- David Spade: 'Fameless' isn't mean-spirited — the contestants are too 'thirsty'
- 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp': On the set of the prequel
- Azealia Banks: Australian crowds are 'violent' and 'terrible'
- Exclusive clip from TV satire 'Shooting the Warwicks' is unreal
- Diane Keaton joins Jude Law for HBO's 'The Young Pope'
- Someone's made a 'Breaking Bad'-inspired coffee shop
- Stars go back to work! 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'The Good Wife,' more return to set
- Charlie Hunnam and Excalibur glisten in 'King Arthur' first look photos
- Here are the 2015 games we're looking forward to most
- #50Scoops50Days: Keep up with the latest in fall TV news
- Ashley Madison profiles for TV's most famous adulterers
- The Hemsworths, Eva Longoria, Tom Cruise & More!