Moore Than Beauty

Julianne Moore comments on the superficial nature of beauty and the effects it can cause to the youth.

Julianne Moore.

Julianne Moore is not an Instagram filter enthusiast due to the associations that they have with artificial beauty.

Moore is on Instagram herself but seldom posts. She spoke out about her strong dislike of severely manipulated images and the influence they can have on the youth, expressing that “beauty doesn’t have to be a superficial thing”.

The Oscar winning actress said: “What’s interesting about social media – and kids are learning this very early, too – is that these images are manufactured.

“Kids go, ‘Oh I put a filter on it, oh I stand this way, oh I do that.’ So in fact there’s a deeper understanding that the images that we consume daily are manufactured, and they’re learning it because they’re able to manufacture their images.

“Because people know that I think that the world has become much more aware of what real beauty is – this movement toward celebrating that is in advertising and everything.”

Moore fears that young women misjudge the emotional demeanor of their words when they remark on each other’s appearances online.

She adds: “I think unfortunately when we’re young we are more apt to judge and tend to be less tolerant. I think that we’re seeing that reflected in social media, because people have this voice.

“I truly believe that some of those same people who are doing this stuff will get a little bit older and go like, ‘I can’t believe I said that’.

“I sometimes think it’s a reflection of youth and immaturity, and just beginning to hear your voice and not understanding how powerful it is.”

The actress is currently filmed her fourth movie with director Todd Haynes, “Wonderstruck”. Her roles have always varied, she has taken up roles of a struggling veteran porn star to an accomplished scholar suffering from progressive Alzheimer’s decease.

Her present transformation for Wonderstruck contains a grey wig, facial prosthetics and theatrically ageing make-up.

She said: “I call it a game of advanced Barbie. It’s like, ‘Let’s try this, let’s try that!’ Everyone’s working together to create this character, this image.”


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