NEW YORK — Hollywood may not be clamoring to make films geared toward women over the age of 40, but Julianne Moore is doing her best to convince those Tinseltown executives of their folly.
Two weeks ago, she won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Still Alice” as a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. On stage, she said that Cape Cod author Lisa Genova, whose book the film is based on, told her no one in Hollywood wanted to make a movie about a middle-age woman, much less one suffering from a degenerative disease.
Less than 48 hours after her victory, Moore is nestled on a plush sofa at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, cracking wise and elaborating on what she hinted at in her speech.
“I do think that there is a section of the market that’s being neglected. Because I think that there are plenty of women who want to go to the movies, and there are plenty of women who want to see movies about other women. I know I do!” said the actress, her freckled alabaster skin looking as luminous as ever.
While the current state of the movie business means a dearth of plum parts for actresses over the age of 40, Moore has continued to work steadily — and her career is hitting yet another peak.
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