People keep raving about Julianne Moore and why shouldn’t they? She’s a fantastic actress and her turn in Maps To The Stars keeps that trend going. She spoke to the AP while in Cannes about her character, Havana, and co-star, Robert Pattinson, also had nothing but compliments for Julianne. The Village Voice also wrote a review, specific in its praise for Julianne. They call her illuminating, a knockout and “a terrific and fearless comic actress”. Read their review HERE and check out the excerpt from the AP below.
Associated Press, Playing a Shallow Actress, Julianne Moore is a hit in Cannes:
One of the great pleasures of this year’s Cannes Film Festival has been a momentary close-up on Julianne Moore’s face in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.”
It comes when her character, a desperate and superficial actress, learns that the role she covets has opened up because her rival’s young son has died. A flicker of utter glee flits over Moore’s face so quickly and subtly before it’s replaced by a mask of insincere sorrow. It takes a great actress like Moore to play one as shallow as Havana Segrand.
Moore’s performance in “Maps to the Stars” has been one of the most acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, where Cronenberg’s gloriously dark satire of an incestuous, cynical Hollywood premiered earlier in the week. Written by Bruce Wagner and starring Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson, “Maps to the Stars” features cutthroat movie business insiders and celebrity-obsessed aspirants in Los Angeles who are, as Cronenberg said, “desperate to exist.”
“She’s very touching to me,” Moore said in an interview of her character. “She’s such a lost soul, terribly adolescent at best. Her desire to be seen and to be acknowledged and to be validated – all of that externalization of her inner need is kind of heartbreaking.”
The layers of satire and realism that course through “Maps to the Stars” make for some pleasant ironies. Havana says of the part that it “screams best-supporting,” a judgment that could be fairly made of Moore in the film. (Co-star Robert Pattinson, amazed by the performance, concurs: “I think she’ll get nominated.”)
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