Actress Julianne Moore announces she’s an atheist
After years of speculation, award-winning actress Julianne Moore says she doesn’t believe in God.
For over a decade, many have suspected the alluring Julianne Moore to be an atheist because of a statement she made at her appearance on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” back in 2002, but in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she came all out to knockoff the guess work, categorically stating that she does not believe in God.
Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it.
In a no-holds-barred statement, the 54-year-old actress, though asserting that she has experienced some form of luck in her life and career, said she has forged her own path in life, without religion.
“The idea that you’re the center of your own narrative and that you can create your life is a great idea. I totally believe it. I’ve been really lucky, but I feel I’ve completely created my own life,” Moore said.
Best known for her role in The Big Lebowski, a 1998 blockbuster, and more recently starring in Still Alice, a 2014 flick which brought her multiple awards, believes that individuals ultimately chart their own paths, allowing them to craft the lives that they want for themselves.
Her present take on theology and the existence of God can be linked back to circumstances of her mother’s death back in 2009 which left the mother of two very devastated.
"We don't know why it happened. She went to bed, and it turned out she had a huge bacterial infection," Julianne told The Hollywood Reporter.
The A-list actress, who has also made her mark in the beauty and fashion industry, signing seven-figure deals with huge brands as L'Oreal and Bvlgari, now believes that humans impose structure on the world in an effort to make sense of it all.
“I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there. Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter.
Moore, who spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents, believes that her frequent travels made her more adaptable.
Julianne Moore, who has defied the unwritten Hollywood rule that many actresses are finished at 40, recently bagged the Golden Globe and SAG Awards as ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in Still Alice. She is also a five-time nominee in the prestigious Oscar Awards, the most recent entry being for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading role’ in Still Alice in 2015.
Moore has had a total 93 wins and 104 award nominations spanning her entire acting career.
The actress, married for 19 years, who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in acting from the School of the Performing Arts, Boston University, currently has 76 movies credited to her name.
Some other movies she is known for included Magnolia (1999), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and The Kids Are All Right (2010).
Her most recent role is in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which is currently in post-production.
The full Hollywood Reporter interview can be read here.