A lot of people would think of getting naked in front of millions of movie-goers as kind of a big deal. But not Julianne Moore. She just can’t see what all the fuss is about.
In fact, the Boogie Nights star told Parade.com that a gun shot in a movie should be a lot more shocking to viewers than a nude shot.
Julianne, 47, has stripped for several roles, including Body of Evidence and the Big Lebowski. And the End of the Affair and Boogie Nights and Short Cuts, as well as her 2007 film Savage Grace.
But she says that people’s obsession with nudity means that her more clothed work is overlooked.
"I think it is unfortunate that we have this incredible fascination with actors being naked, when in fact, it’s really not very important," she told the Web site, "and for the most part it does have something to do with the film.
"When you see a gun going off in a movie it’s a pretty shocking and horrific thing, and nobody ever talks about that," she huffed.
"I’ve done a lot of films and I’ve only taken my clothes off in few, but people can’t stop talking about it."
Julianne, whose latest movie, Blindness, premiered in Cannes last week, also said that filming a screen kiss is more frightening than a sex scene.
"The scariest thing to do for me, frankly, is to kiss an actor because that’s very intimate," she said.
"Whenever you kiss anybody in real life for the first time, it’s terrifying. If you have to kiss an actor that you are working with it’s equally terrifying."