Julianne Moore on Why She Hasn’t Appeared With a Gun Onscreen in a Decade: “I Don’t Discover It Interesting”

Julianne Moore is speaking about her gun security stances and Hollywood’s depiction of firearms forward of the discharge of her upcoming Apple Authentic Movies film Sharper.

Within the movie, Moore seems onscreen utilizing a gun — one thing audiences will see her do for the primary time in additional than a decade. In an interview with the Occasions of London revealed Sunday, she explains that, even when she’s been in motion pictures with weapons, not seeing her decide one up was a acutely aware choice.

“It’s not one thing I really feel drawn to in any respect. I don’t discover it interesting,” she stated, with the journal noting that in Sharper, the gun in her hand isn’t portrayed as “gung-ho” however as a substitute looks like a “ethical story, given how badly every part goes when it’s fired.”

Whereas the Oscar-winning actress has little private curiosity in weapons, she is conscious of how a lot her personal business has portrayed them onscreen. Regardless of Hollywood repeatedly featurigf the lethal weapon, Moore dismisses the argument that leisure is accountable for American gun violence and the nation’s restricted laws upholding gun security and accountability.

“It’s actually vital once you discuss gun security and other people blame leisure to appreciate that the complete world consumes the identical leisure because the U.S., however the U.S. has easy accessibility to weapons,” she stated. “So I’m not a giant fan of violent motion pictures, however I additionally don’t blame gun violence on leisure.”

Moore says she grew to become a extra vocal presence within the firearms management dialog following the Sandy Hook bloodbath, after having already “been very concerned within the gun security motion.”

“I noticed I wasn’t maintaining my youngsters protected if I didn’t do my half to vary the laws,” she stated. “I believed, ‘I’m not being the type of dad or mum I need to be.’ I believed that if one thing occurred to them it could be my fault.”

She additionally pushes again on the concept that her public stances round gun management are a byproduct of her superstar or work as an actor.

“I don’t assume it has something to do with being an actor,” Moore stated. “I give it some thought by way of being a citizen of my nation. If there’s something you care about you’re feeling it’s essential take motion. So every part I’ve finished politically has been about how I really feel personally. A job is a job, however as a citizen, you’ve gotten a accountability to take part in a group.”