Meryl Streep Inspired Julianne Moore to Be an Actress

Actress Julianne Moore talks about being inspired by Meryl Streep in the late 1970s and meeting Tom Ford for an Oscar dress fitting.

Released on 9/9/2015

Credits

Starring: Julianne Moore

Transcript

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Oh, acting royalty? I think, certainly, Meryl.
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She was on the cover of Time magazine in, I want to say,
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like 1977, or something like that, she had just broken out.
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Time magazine was the only magazine that we got
00:16
and I picked it up and I showed my father and I said,
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This is what I want to do, I want to be like her.
00:22
He was like, What?
00:23
Meryl kind of broke out in a big way
00:26
and was doing a kind of beautiful acting,
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completely modern, completely, she was just gorgeous.
00:35
When I think of fashion royalty, Tom Ford, certainly.
00:38
I met him when I was nominated for an Oscar,
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I think the first time I was nominated for an Oscar,
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and I had just had a baby and I had a fitting with him
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and my son was just, oh my gosh,
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he was just a few months old,
00:53
and so I had really big boobs and I didn't feel like myself
00:56
He gave me a little dress and then I didn't wear it
00:59
because I felt like my boobs were too big
01:00
and it was too exposed and he didn't care
01:03
and we've been friends ever since.