Julianne Moore has said that the most rewarding part of her role in the movie Still Alice has been helping to raise awareness Alzheimer’s disease.
Ms. Moore has won 17 awards for his role as a professor of linguistics who struggle with the disease, and is nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA.
The 54-year-old actress attended a special screening of Still Alice at the Curzon Mayfair in London, organized by the Alzheimer’s Society, and said he has had a great response from people with the proviso that they have seen the film.
“It was really amazing, I have to say,” said Ms. Moore. “That’s probably the most rewarding experience I’ve had, because I think there is a tremendous amount of shame surrounding the disease and people feel they are not seen, they feel isolated.”
Ms. Moore admitted to attend many awards ceremonies is hard work, but said he hopes to encourage more people to see the film, which has a release date in the UK in March.
“It’s so, so nice to receive these awards, particularly their peers,” said the star of Hunger Games.
Written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland Still Alice is based on 2,007 successful novel by Lisa Genova.
Julianne Moore plays Alice, a linguistics professor at Columbia diagnosed with the disease early onset Alzheimer’s.
Alec Baldwin co-stars as her husband John, while Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish their children play Lidia, Anna, and Tom.
Other films that have addressed the issue of Alzheimer’s disease include Far from it and the wild, which were released in 2007, 2004 and 2001 Notebook a song for Martin.
The 2001 film Iris, about Iris Murdoch British novelist and her husband John Bayley, who contrasted youth writer later the couple struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, was also highly acclaimed.
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