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Julianne Moore’s husband “hates” her filming sex scenes.

The Oscar winner, who's currently starring in Dear Evan Hansen, thinks it is “healthy” that her filmmaker husband Bart Freundlich doesn’t like the idea of her getting intimate with someone else on camera.

Julianne, who has Caleb, 23 and Liv, 19, with Bart, told You magazine: “He hates it — which I love about him. It is funny because I have to say, ‘It literally is work…’

“But I understand it and I think it’s healthy. If you felt it was okay for people to kiss your wife it would be sort of weird. But yeah, he doesn’t love that.”

The 60-year-old star always thought she left her work behind at the end of the day until her husband pointed out the influence her characters have on her wardrobe.

She added: “My husband has said to me he noticed that the whole time I was doing Boogie Nights I didn’t wear a bra.

“Then I did The Lost World right after and he goes, ‘Now you’re dressing like a palaeontologist and wearing cargo pants.’ “

Julianne was previously married in her early 20s to stage director John Gould Rubin but she admits now she was too young to take such a big step.

She said: “I was very young. I remember my mother said to me that I was too young and I was like, ‘No, I’m not!’ Then, of course, yes, I was.

“I didn’t take the time to think about what I wanted or what I needed.”

The Still Alice star believes relationships and marriage take “work” and she always found it odd that women of her generation were taught to focus on their careers with the expectation their personal lives would settle themselves.

She said: “It was so very antiquated. You wait for some guy, or some romantic partner to come along. For me that happened when I was 31 or 32, I was like, ‘I want to be married. I want to have kids.’ So I want to invest in that, too.

“When you say you have to work at a marriage, people always go, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t be that hard.’ But it’s a construct, you know, everyone has to participate in it.” 

Catch Julianne in Dear Evan Hansen, opening in Singapore cinemas on Oct 21.

— BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos


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