“I Always Stand Up For Myself On Set.” Julianne Moore On Feeling Empowered in Hollywood And Beyond


It’s hard to find an actress with a more prolific career than Julianne Moore. From her mid-eighties appearances in daytime soap As The World Turns to her Oscar-winning turn in Still Alice, Julianne has been telling the stories of interesting women for over three decades. 


Now, Ms Moore is stripping down to her underwear as the face of Triumph’s Florale collection. The resulting imagery is testament to an empowered woman who is completely in ownership of her body. Here, our Joshington Hosts meets the red-haired actress with red-hot chat for a lesson in empowerment…

“I like to think that I always stand up for myself on set. What’s interesting is that you have to really believe in what you are doing and you have to know what you are doing. I started working in television right out of college and you have to take responsibility for your work. I think that is what really shaped me as an actor because I had to work quickly and make quick decisions.”


“I feel more empowered now than when I started out. I think experience for anybody, regardless of gender makes the difference as your career goes on. The more experience you have in your work and in your life the more empowered you are going to feel.”

“When it comes to giving my children advice, I think it’s important that we talk about both genders. I have a son and a daughter and I just want them to find what they love doing and be persistent in their pursuit of it.”


“Modeling for Triumph made me feel empowered. I can’t tell you the first time I felt empowered in my underwear but the shoot for Triumph was special. The photographer, Rankin who is famous for making women look and feel beautiful on screen and he did the same here.”

“I think everyone remembers getting their first bra as a seminal moment. It was a very special moment for me, my mother took me and it was a really big deal. I love the company because they really think about what makes women feel beautiful and comfortable.”

“I never practiced my Oscars speech! I always felt like that kind of stuff is bad luck. It now very boringly just sits in my office!”


“Everyone has red carpet malfunctions. The worst one was when I sat down at the Cannes Film Festival and my dress split all the way down the back!”

“I can’t even remember my worst first date. I have been with my husband for 21 years so it’s been a really long time since my first date. I guess I wouldn’t remember any way because I never saw the guy again!”

Julianne Moore is the face of Triumph’s Florale Collection

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