Picks and Pans Review: Spotlight On...Julianne Moore
Then again, feigning nausea wasn't hard-Moore was three months pregnant when she started the two-month Heaven shoot. Morning sickness wasn't a big problem, but Moore's burgeoning belly "drove our costume director crazy," says the actress, who plays a 1950s housewife whose seemingly perfect life falls apart. "It always looked like I got bigger over the weekend."
Moore, 41, is comfortable playing Mom off-camera as well. She and director Bart Freundlich, 32, live in Manhattan with their son Caleb, 4, and 8-month-old daughter Liv. "I try not to answer the phone from 6 o'clock to when the kids go to sleep," she says. Dinner together every night is a top priority, but she admits she's no Julia Child: "It's usually takeout."
Now even her acting projects are family affairs. Moore will star in Raveling, directed by Freundlich and based on a novel written by her brother Peter Moore Smith. "Getting a house for the family when we're on location, having all the kids there, driving to work together," she says, "I like all that." Alexis Chiu