Julianne Moore says the red carpet is a “humiliating” process and it’s time to bring some dignity back to the awards season.
She won ‘Best Actress’ at this years Oscars, but Julianne Moore says she finds the award season humiliating.
Moore’s comments have been hailed by supporters of the #askhermore campaign – a campaign that focused on reporters asking women on red carpet more in depth questions about career than simply focusing on appearance.
“I’m 54 years old,” Moore told Harper’s Bazaar when speaking of E!’s mani-cam, where stars are encouraged to walk their hands down a tiny red carpet.
“I can’t make my fingers walk; it’s humiliating!
Moore said she’s fine to talk about who has designed her dress and twirl for the camera’s but feels uncomfortable when it goes beyond that.
“A guy asked me to lift up my skirt to show them my shoes, and I said, ‘I don’t need to do that. Let’s keep some dignity,’ ” she said.
The 2015 awards season was the first where women refused to answer superficial questions and participate in E!’s mani-cam, leading to the channel removing the feature from the Oscars’s red carpet.
However, Moore added that she’s be lying if she said she didn’t watch what she ate in the lead up to red carpet appearances.
“Of course we are! I think we’re also really stressed. I’m not a stress eater. I get nervous and I don’t eat. But, you know, I had a dress on the other day, and I said to my manager, ‘When you see my back fat sticking out, tuck it back in!’ [Laughs] Be a friend.”
Watch Julianne Moore’s Oscar acceptance speech at this years Academy Awards…