Julianne Moore's children, aged 18- and 14-years-old, were recently exposed for the first time to the full scope of her risque film career, and their reactions to unearthing this new side of their dear old mom were quite dramatic, Moore told online fashion destination Net-a-Porter. After all, what kid wouldn't be more than a little surprised after finding out their mother had been portraying racy roles for the last 20 years?
"A couple of years ago I got an award, and they did one of those film clubs," Moore recalled.
"My kids came and they had seen one or two of my movies, but they hadn't seen them all, and they were shocked! Shocked!"
Complex points out in not-so-subtle terms that Moore is guilty of frequent nudity in her films.
"If the Academy handed out little Golden Guys for crotch shots, Julianne Moore would be Meryl Streep. This is a woman who isn't afraid to disrobe."To give you an idea of the extremity of the raciness present in Moore's film history, here is a sample of her porn star character in 1997's Boogie Nights telling Mark Wahlberg's character where he should ejaculate on Moore's character at the end of their sex scene.
"On my t***, if you can, okay? Just pull it out and do it on my stomach and my t***, if you can."
As one can imagine, Moore's children hearing such a request coming from their mother's mouth, even when they knew it was just for show, was quite awkward and probably a bit sickening.
Of course, Julianne Moore's filmography is not limited to racy material. The 55-year-old Moore, who was most recently seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, has also been credited in over 50 major motion pictures since her breakout role in 1993's Short Cuts. Some of Moore's most popular work can be found in 1998's The Big Lebowski, 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 2004's Laws of Attraction, and 2010's The Kids are All Right, and it is virtually free of explicit content.But the graphic content, like Moore going naked from the waist down in Short Cuts or Moore engaging in a simulated threesome including on-screen son Eddie Redmayne in 2007's Savage Grace, is what really left an impression in the minds of Julianne's sons after their first-ever glimpse of their mother's cinematic empire.
"First of all, they were shocked that I had done so many movies, and then, that I seemed to be doing these outrageous things," Moore continued.
Despite having shown her children her darker side -- and probably giving them a lifetime supply of nightmare fuel -- Moore does not plan to stop making films anytime soon or tone her performances down to make them more kid-friendly.
"I like [acting] more the older I get, and that has surprised me, because I've always been waiting for the other shoe to drop, the day I'll be like, 'I don't want to do that any more!'" Moore said.
In fact, Julianne went on, saying she enjoys pushing the limits of what she is comfortable doing on camera.
"[With acting,] the fear comes in when you think that you won't do a good job. I have to work really hard to figure it out. But I don't feel afraid of it – it's pleasurable."
Social media is certainly not upset about Julianne Moore's determination to continue her trade, as the general consensus is that Moore, although on the aging side of the spectrum, is one of the more beautiful actresses in Hollywood.Julianne Moore is currently filming Wonderstruck, a drama that is set to come out in 2017. Only time will tell what Moore's role in the film may bring.
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