I sometimes ask myself, whenever I see a new, extraordinary, revealing story with yet the same famous person who was interviewed tens of times before, on numerous occasions and answered pretty much the same questions: ’what’s there to read that I haven’t read before?’ What’s the novelty? What’s to be revealed more than it already has been before? And I skipped the story altogether. Even if I enjoy reading about that person, I don’t enjoy reading the same thing over and over again. Out of respect for me, for the person in cause, for the column and the one who wrote it under contract and so many other directions I choose to respect.
Julianne Moore finally addressed this issue and for this (and many reasons more) I love her to heavens and back! She was featured in DuJour magazine as ‘The Most Honest Actress in Hollywood’ and the talk she had was really sincere and upfront! Hit the jump to convince yourself!
I’m guessing she was asked to talk about aging and kids but her reactions prompted an entirely new direction to the interview:
‘Men aren’t asked about age […]. Men aren’t asked about their children. Not that these things aren’t important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive, when a woman’s life becomes “Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery”
[…] I do think that there’s interesting stuff out there, and it’s not anybody’s job to find it for me but mine. You’re always responsible for trying to figure out what to do with your own career.’
Let’s admit it, that’s pretty awesomely honest, even for someone as successful as Julianne Moore. She’s not really playing by the rules, is she? So, Brad Pitt aside (but from where I stand, he’s the lady in Brangelina, so it would be just as normal as it gets to have him asked about his kids), which men were asked about their kids and how they felt about aging and plastic surgery? This should be taken into consideration by men magazines editors. Here’s your never-before-read-story about this or that man. Anyone up for the challenge?
As for the women interview revolution – how about you slip in a question about V8 engines and ummm… bricks and mortar? What? Equality you said, let’s play some Freaky Friday games!