Alec Nevala-Lee

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Julianne Moore

“There was one moment in [Julianne Moore’s] performance that was absolutely staggering,” [Andre] Gregory recalled. “She was sitting on the floor reading a newspaper and doing absolutely nothing, saying nothing. But whatever she had going on inside was terrifying.” Afterward, Gregory took her to dinner. He asked her, “Could you tell me what you were doing when you were sitting on the floor?” She said, “I was counting from one to sixty.” Gregory said, “It showed a very clever actress who understood what she didn’t need to do to get the appropriate response.”

John Lahr, in a profile of Julianne Moore in The New Yorker

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September 19, 2015 at 7:30 am

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