Why Julianne Moore’s First Gun Was Used On Screen After 15 Years Sharper – The Hollywood Reporter
Julianne Moore is talking about her gun safety stance and Hollywood’s depiction of guns ahead of her upcoming Apple Original Films release sharper.
In the film, Moore appears on screen with a gun — something audiences will see her do for the first time in over a decade. In an interview with London era published on Sunday, she explained that, even when she’s in movies with guns, not seeing her holding a gun is a conscious decision.
“It’s not something I’m attracted to at all. I don’t find it appealing,” she said, with the magazine noting that in sharperThe gun in her hand is not described as a “gung-ho” but instead as more of a “moral story, of how things went badly when it was fired.”
Although the Oscar-winning actress has little interest in guns, she is aware of how much her own industry has portrayed them on screen. Despite Hollywood’s constant introduction of deadly weapons, Moore rejects the argument that the entertainment industry is responsible for gun violence in the US and that the country’s limited laws promote gun safety and accountability.
“It’s really important when you talk about gun safety and people blame entertainment to realize that the whole world consumes entertainment just like America, but America has easy access to weapons,” she said. “So I’m not a big fan of violent movies, but I don’t blame gun violence on entertainment either.”
Moore says she has become more vocal in the gun control conversation in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, having been “involved a lot in the gun safety movement.”
“I realized I couldn’t keep my children safe if I didn’t do my part to change the law,” she said. “I thought, ‘I’m not the kind of parent I want to be.’ I think if something happens to them it will be my fault.”
She also rejected the idea that her public stance on gun control was a by-product of her fame or her acting work.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with being an actor,” Moore said. “I think about it as a citizen of my country. If there’s something you care about, you feel you need to act. So everything I’ve done politically has been about my personal feelings. Work is work, but as a citizen, you have a responsibility to participate in a community.”