Julianne Moore opens up about being 60: 'It's a privilege to continue to age'

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Julianne Moore reflects on turning 60. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Julianne Moore reflects on turning 60. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Julianne Moore is embracing her age, the 60-year-old star says in a new interview with The Sunday Times

The Oscar winner celebrated her 60th birthday on Dec. 3, an occasion that was something subdued given the pandemic. 

“It was just dinner with my family — it wasn’t a blow-out or anything," Moore, who shares 23-year-old son Caleb and 19-year-old daughter Liv with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, tells the U.K. newspaper. "I was thankful that we were able to be together."

Despite working in an industry often accused of ageism, the actress, next up in the Apple TV+ series Lisey's Story, has no reservations about growing older. 

“It seems so silly to talk about it as something negative when it is a privilege to continue to age," she says. 

Moore did, however, share some secrets behind her youthful glow. 

"My mother has a lot to do with it because she wouldn’t let us go in the sun," the redhead says. "She couldn’t be in the sun and I look just like her. I wear a sunscreen on my face every day and a hat too.” 

She also credits facial treatments, including microneedling and radio frequency, and a diet that's heavy on fish and veggies but adds,“I’m not that good, I like wine. I try to stick to things that make me happy.”

Speaking to the publication, the Still Alice star describes herself as something of a late bloomer in terms of her personal life. She had her first child in her late 30s, and married Freundlich in her early 40s. 

“I have been so lucky, I really have,” she says. “As a young person I was hard-working, laser-focused. I was persistent and consistent, always prepared for an audition, always on time. And I was working really well.

"But I did find my personal life wasn’t successful, and it wasn’t until I was in my early 30s that I decided, ‘I want that too.’ I wanted to have a family, to have children and to make sure I was with someone who wanted to have children too.”

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