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5 Surprising Things About Julianne Moore

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Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

From her years as Frannie/Sabrina on As the World Turns, through early film roles in Nine Months and The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, to unforgettable star turns in classics like Boogie Nights and The Kids Are All Right, and now, starring as Sarah Palin in Game Change on HBO, Julianne Moore inhabits the screen in such a natural way it’s easy to feel you know her.

But as WebMD learned when we sat down with her in her Greenwich Village apartment for her WebMD the Magazine cover story, a few things might surprise you about the flame-haired four-time Academy Award nominee and mom of two:

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1. She falls off the exercise wagon.

“This summer I couldn’t get myself to do anything. We have a place on Long Island and I’d take my paddleboard out, and I’d get in the pool and splash around, but that was it. So there will be a couple of months here and there where I’ll just stop working out.”

2. She’s scared of skiing.

“I don’t like balls, I don’t like sports, I don’t like to dive into the water or ski fast,” she says. “My husband [director Bart Freundlich] loves snowboarding, and so do my son and daughter, but I’m terrified. Every year we go, and I spend the day with the instructor. My second or third year, I got on skis and I just had a panic attack. So Bart got me and shuffled me out of the line and calmed me down and got me through it. But I’m not afraid of the dark, and I like scary movies. Bart’s afraid of spiders, so I pick up the spiders in our house.”

3. She nursed her kids past a year.

“In fact, I had only one working boob with Liv,” she says (daughter Liv is now 9 and son Caleb is 13). “With my son, one breast never functioned as well as the other, but then with Liv, I just had one superboob. And of course then they prefer that one, and there you are. So when I was at the Oscars that year, I had one whole kind of massive fake thing in my dress to even it out.”

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