an actress who said, ‘Only wearing black is like not taking chances’,
and I was like, ‘I guess I don’t take chances then! I wear a lot of
black!’” she says, laughing deeply.
Moore, does, however, take great risks in her acting – building what can easily be called one of the most varied careers in Hollywood,
thanks to a talent for bringing a relatable, human side to all of her roles, be they seasoned porn stars (Amber Waves in 1997’s Boogie Nights) or ex-governors of Alaska (Sarah Palin in 2012’s Game Change). She is a master at conveying character nuances in
the tiniest of glances, and makes inhabiting someone else’s skin
look utterly real, however emotional or dark that character may be. Next year, she will appear in another varied lot: the action films Seventh Son and Non-Stop, drama Maps to the Stars,
“I’d LIKE to be 100. I
may not be LUCKY enough. But, boy, I’m going to TRY”
and part one of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, with part two to follow in 2015.
At 53, Moore – who has publicly eschewed Botox and plastic surgery – has defied the laws of aging. In person, she looks at least 10 years younger. She has been quoted as saying that it is a privilege to be able to age. “Hell yeah!” she practically shouts. “I’d like to think that I can age as naturally as possible. I don’t want to come out condemning anything anybody does, because I think that all of these things can contribute to making people feel better about themselves, and that’s great. But I also want to look like myself. I mean, we’re not going to live forever. You could be dead at 45, and guess what? Then you don’t have to worry about aging.”
Moore glances into the mirror, her transformation for the day almost complete. “I feel like I’d like to be 90. I’d like to be 100. I may not be lucky enough to have that happen. But, boy, I’m going to try.”
Non-Stop is out Feb 2014