Why Julianne Moore Credits Her 'Mockingjay' Filmmakers for 'Still Alice'
The actress is an Oscar contender for her work as a linguistics professor struck with early-onset Alzheimer's
This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
If Julianne Moore snags an Oscar for her emotional wallop of a performance in Still Alice, don't be surprised if she thanks the filmmakers from that other small movie of hers from this year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1. When THR caught up with the actress, a Golden Globe and SAG nominee for her work as a linguistics professor struck with early-onset Alzheimer's, she praised Lionsgate and producer Jon Kilik for being flexible with her Mockingjay schedule so she could shoot Alice.
"I wouldn't have done Still Alice if it weren't for their generosity. They owned me for the year," said Moore following a CAA-hosted screening as part of the second annual Cinema Prive and Pandora Jewelry screening series. "I went to our producer Jon Kilik, and he said, 'Absolutely.' It was incredible. They boarded me in and out. That doesn't happen often."