Julianne Moore

  • Aired:  03/06/12
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Julianne Moore discusses the research she put into her performance as Sarah Palin in "Game Change," HBO's movie about the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign. (7:11)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT SHE'S

TREMENDOUS ACTRESS IS.

HER NEW NILSOME CALLED "GAME

CHANGE."

>> ARE YOU 100% COMMITTED TO

GOING FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

I HAVE OR SERVANT'S HEART AND IF

YOU REALLY THINK I CAN HELP THIS

TICKET AND THIS COUNTRY THEN

ABSOLUTELY I'LL DO THIS WITH

YOU.

>> YOUR PRIVATE LIFE BE

SUBJECTED TO HARSH OFTEN UNFAIR

ATTACKS.

NOTHING CAN PREPARE YOU FOR HOW

UGLY THIS CAN BE.

>> I DO UNDERSTAND HERE.

HERE IS THE DEAL.

I WENT THROUGH A TOUGH PRIMARY

IN ALASKA AND I KNOW HOW UGLY IT

ACCOUNT GET.

>> GOVERNOR THINGS CAN GET QUITE

A BIT ROUGHER ON THE NATIONAL

STAGE.

>> I DON'T KNOW ALASKA IS PRETTY

ROUGH.

>>

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO

THE PROGRAM JULIANNE MOORE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: THANK YOU FOR BEING

HERE.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU EVER -- THIS

IS A PERSON THAT IS STILL ALIVE.

>> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Jon: IS THAT A LOT HARDER

TO PORTRAY -- WHEN YOU ARE IN

LIKE A JOHN ADAMS MINI SERIES.

>> YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT

NO ONE REMEMBERS HIM.

>> Jon: SURE.

BUT THIS IS FRESH IN PEOPLE'S

MINDS.

>> A LIVING FIGURE IS ONE THING

AND THEN A LIVING HISTORICAL

FIGURE IS ANOTHER AND A LIVING

HISTORICAL CULTURAL IMPORTANT

FIGURE.

SHE'S SO PRESENT IN PEOPLES

MINDS.

>> Jon: AND DIVISIVE.

THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN GO D'OH

TO WIN ON THAT ONE.

>> SO POLARIZING.

>> Jon: IT BRINGS UP THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMEONE WHO

REALLY KNOWS HOW TO ACT, LIKE AN

ACTRESS AND, YOU KNOW, ME --

[ LAUGHTER ]

-- IS IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE THAT

A CHARACTER TOUR.

CAN I DO MY JOE LIEBERMAN FOR

YOU.

>> PLEASE, PLEASE.

>> Jon: CLOSE YOUR EYES.

EVERYBODY VOTE FOR ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SO THAT --

>> THAT WAS DEAD ON.

>> Jon: RIGHT?

HOW DO YOU CRAFT IT TO AVOID

CARICATURE BUT STILL CAPTURE THE

TICKS, THE ESSENCE?

>> THANK YOU FOR THINKING THAT I

DID.

FIRST OF ALL.

>> Jon: I SAY THAT FROM

SOMEBODY WHO WATCHED IT.

>> OKAY IT'S -- IT WAS A REALLY

CHALLENGE.

IT WAS A HUGE CHALLENGE.

I'M NEVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO

BECOME THAT PERSON THAT PERSON

EXISTS.

I DID A LOT OF RESEARCH.

I LISTENED TO HER VOICE.

EVERYTHING IS DOCUMENTED.

IT'S OUT ON YOUTUBE.

>> Jon: HOW DID YOU GET THAT?

LOGGED ON TO YOUTUBE, HUNG OUT.

>> I WENT YOUTUBE-ING THIS

AFTERNOON FOUND OUT A FEW

THINGS.

>> Jon: CATS CAN PLAY PIANO.

>> I READY HER BOOK.

RED BOOKS WRITTEN ABOUT HER.

I JUST KIND OF GATHERED UP ALL

THIS RESEARCH WORK WITH A VOCAL

COACH.

>> Jon: THE ACCENT IS WEIRD

ONE FOR ME.

I'VE BEEN TO LK ALASKA THEY

DON'T SOUND LIKE THANK THEY DO

NOT.

I WATCHED HER REALITY SHOWS,

TOO.

SHE SPEAKS MOST LIKE HER FATHER.

SEEMS BASED ON THE IDAHO ACCENT

BUT SHE TAKES IT FURTHER THAN HE

DOES.

IT'S HER OWN PARTICULAR WAY OF

SPEAKING.

>> Jon: I LIKE THE IDEA THAT

YOU CAN BREAK IT DOWN IT'S THE

IDAHO ACTION.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE --

>> THAT'S WHERE THEY CAME FROM

AND SHE HAS A PARTICULAR RHYTHM.

SOMETIMES SHE ADD A PREPOSITION.

INSTEAD OF GO OUT SHE SAYS TO GO

OUT.

YOU HEAR THAT RHYTHM AGAIN AND

AGAIN.

>> Jon: LET ME TRY, LET ME

TRY.

VOTE FOR ME --

[ LAUGHTER ]

I DON'T HAVE AS MUCH OF AN EAR.

>> YOU HAVE AN EAR.

>> Jon: I HEARD IT A LITTLE

BIT UNTIL THERE.

THAT WAS A LITTLE WYE WIE, I

THINK.

>> TREMENDOUS MUSICALITY.

>> Jon: KINDEST THING I HEARD

ALL WEEK.

HOW TEMPTING WAS IT -- SHE'S

GOING TO HATE THIS.

HOW TEMPTING WAS IT TO PICK UP

THE PHONE THOUGH.

SHE'S GOING TO HATE IT AND THINK

TO HERSELF KUDOS TO JULIANNE

MOORE FOR A STUNNINGLY AUTHENTIC

AK -- ACCENT.

WERE YOU TEMPTED TO PICK UP THE

PHONE AND WRITE A LETTER OR SAY

NOTHING PERSON OR IS THERE

ANYTHING YOU WANT TO AD.

>> MY WONDERFUL DIRECTOR -- HE'S

HERE IN THE AUDIENCE.

WHERE IS HE?

NOT HERE?

THERE HE IS.

THERE HE IS, OKAY.

>> Jon: HI, JAY.

>> HE REACHED OUT TO SARAH PALIN

BEFORE WE COMMENCED AND THEY

SAID NO INVOLVEMENT.

>> Jon: DID THEY EMPHASIZE THE

PREPOSITION?

HOW DID THEY -- WAS THAT

(bleep) IN THERE?

(bleep) NO.

>> OR WAS IT THE YOU?

THAT'S RIGHT.

THE OTHER ACTORS ARE OFF

PLAYING.

IT'S HARD NOT TO CONCEIVE THIS

AS LOOK AT US WE'RE ALL PART OF

THE LIBERAL ELITE CONSPIRACY.

>> NO WAY.

>> Jon: WHEN YOU WERE ON THE

SET HOW DID THAT PLAY ITSELF

OUT?

>> MAYBE THE PART WHERE SHE

KILLS THE BEAR WITH HER HANDS --

>> WE WERE VERY, VERY CAREFUL TO

PORTRAY BE AS BALANCED AS

POSSIBLE.

DANNY STRONG WHO WROTE THE

SCRIPT BEAUTIFULLY I MIGHT ADD

SOURCED EVERYTHING.

HE SPOKE TO EVERYBODY.

WE TRIED TO GET AS MUCH

INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE TO

PRESENT THE REAL HUMAN CONNONE

DRUM.

THIS IS LESS OF A STORY ABOUT

SARAH PALIN ABOUT THOSE 60 DAYS

BETWEEN HER PICK AND THE LOSS.

WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO TELL THAT

STORY.

IT IS HOW DO WE CHOOSE OUR

LEADERS.

WHY IS IT WE'RE SO DRAWN TO

MAGNETISM, CHARISMA, GOOD LOOKS

THAT MOVIE STARS ARE SUPPOSED TO

HAVE.

DO OUR LEADER NEED TO HAVE

THOSE, TOO.

>> Jon: I LIKE THE WAY YOU ARE

LOOKING AT ME WHEN YOU ARE

SAYING THAT.

IF I CLOSE MY EYES FOR A SECOND,

CAN I PRETEND YOU ARE TALKING

ABOUT ME.

DO IT IN THE SARAH PALIN VOICE,

IF YOU WOULD.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I HAVE TOLL TELL YOU, THOUGH I'M

ALWAYS IMPRESSED WITH YOU.

EVERYTHING I SEE YOU IN.

IT'S IMPRESSIVE THAT YOU ARE

ABLE TO FIND THAT LINE.

>> THANK YOU.

IT'S A TRULY INTERESTING STORY.

IT REALLY IS.

LIKE I SAID IT'S UNBELIEVABLY

TRUE.

>> Jon: AND IT'S ON HBO WHICH

IS NOT TV BUT HBO.

GAME CHANGE IS

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