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Julia McEwen: When do you feel most attractive?
Julianne Moore: "When I’ve had a day where I feel like I’ve successfully completed all the tasks at hand, I think that’s when I feel most confident, attractive and accomplished. I tell my kids that, too. We can talk about physicality a lot—what you look like and stuff—but what never goes away is what you can do."
Julia McEwen: How do you teach your kids about healthy body image?
Julianne Moore: "We talk a lot about valuing what’s on the inside. I have a teenage son, too, so the same goes with him. They know that appearance is an illusion. They see the difference between what I look like in real life and what I look like on a magazine cover. When my son was three, we were in a bookstore in a mall, and he said, ‘Look, Mommy, Julianne Moore.’ "
Julia McEwen: How do you care for your skin?
Julianne Moore: "I wear sunscreen, sunglasses, hats—all of it! That’s the number-one thing. You have to stay out of direct sunlight whenever you can. It all adds up. I’m good about cleansing my skin and wearing eye cream. I also use L’Oréal Age Perfect Facial Oil, then I usually layer it with a moisturizer with sunscreen."
Julia McEwen: Has Tom Ford offered you any advice?
Julianne Moore: "Right before the Venice Film Festival, I had gained some weight, and I was panicked. Tom was making my dresses, so I emailed him, and I was, like, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t know what to do. I feel so fat.’ And he emailed back: ‘Stop eating.’ He really made me laugh, because I thought, Oh, really, that’s it, is it?"
For more beauty advice from L'Oréal Paris beauty ambassadors, check out our interview with Blake Lively.
|This story was originally titled "Five Minutes With Julianne Moore, Actor " in the January 2015 issue. |
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