Julianne Moore: 'I've become less anxious about my career'

Julianne Moore studied sign language to portray a deaf woman in Wonderstruck.

Julianne Moore suffers less anxiety about her work these days because she's achieved many of her career goals.

The 56-year-old has been working in Hollywood since the 1980s and made a name for herself with movies such as Far From Heaven, Boogie Nights, The Hours, and The Big Lebowski. She has also enjoyed critical success with multiple Oscar nominations, and she finally won in 2014 for Still Alice.

Thanks to her strong and varied career and a stream of regular of job offers, Julianne is no longer as anxious as she used to be about making the right film choices and is happier about taking risks.

"I've become much less anxious about my work because I've achieved a lot of what I set out to do," she told OK! magazine. "Early in my career I had a lot of insecurities and would often be nervous when I would show up for audition.

"I don't know how I got through those moments, but I guess I had the feeling that I had nothing to lose and that carried me through."

She also compared sustaining a career in Hollywood to a heavyweight boxing match that lasts 12 rounds, as actors have to be tough and have enough stamina to keep their career going for as long as she has.

Julianne has a number of projects coming up including the Kingsman sequel The Golden Circle, George Clooney's next directorial project Suburbicon, and drama Wonderstruck, in which she plays a deaf woman.

Speaking of her research for the role, she explained, "I had a chance to spend some time with deaf people and try to observe and understand their community. I studied sign language, I read books about deaf people and their culture, and tried to do as much as any hearing person can to immerse myself in their world."

Wonderstruck debuted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and is released in cinemas from October (17).

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