Academy Award Winner Julianne Moore Tackles Latest Acting Challenge in “AFTER THE WEDDING”
award winner and incredibly versatile actor, Julianne Moore who
notched up an array of stunning performances in notable and hit
movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hunger Games series, The Lost
World: Jurassic Park and her unforgettable performance in Still Alice
(which won her the long overdue Best Actress Oscar), stars anew in
the enigmatic thrilling drama After The Wedding.
remake of the Oscar-nominated (Foreign Language) Susanne Bier’s
Danish film, the latest film of the same title After The Wedding is
directed by Bart Freundlich that exposes a long-hidden truth, ripping
an old wound and revealing a new secret, which alters the course of
the lives of Theresa (Moore), Isabel (Michelle Williams), Oscar
(Billy Crudup) and Grace (Abby Quinn).
if driven by an inescapable force, Moore’s character Theresa winds
up with Isabel who has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a
Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, Theresa becomes the potential
donor of the orphanage and requests Isabel to travel New York.
At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she
relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in
over two decades. Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably
in the presence of Theresa, a multi-millionaire media mogul who lives
happily with her artist husband, Oscar, 21-year-old daughter Grace
and eight-year-old twins, Theo and Otto. Theresa's life
couldn't appear to be more perfect. But appearances are only skin
deep, and Isabel and Theresa have more in common than meets the eye.
Moore had loved Bier's film, and when Freundlich, to whom she's
married, began adapting the story, she thought the role of Theresa
could present an interesting acting challenge. While Freundlich was
writing, Moore gave him valuable input, which included insights into
the characters and how they related to one another. "I love
family stories and movies that are about relationships," she
said, "because that’s the stuff of our lives. I think all of
us have some sort of story in that world, and I’m most interested
in those personal narratives."