Sunday 17 November 2019

Julianne Moore ditched from Turkey tourism board ad for 'poor acting'

Actress Julianne Moore with her Best Actress award for her role in the film
Actress Julianne Moore with her Best Actress award for her role in the film "Still Alice" arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22
Julianne Moore in Still Alice
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Julianne Moore is spellbinding as Alice Howland in Still Alice.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

She has just won the ultimate acting accolade, an Oscar, for her role in Still Alice, but not everyone is impressed with Julianne Moore's acting skills.

The 54-year-old star, who also has four other Oscar nominations under her belt, has reportedly been ditched from an ad campaign promoting Turkey as a tourist destination on account of her "poor acting".

Turkey's Culter and Tourism Ministry apparently did not rate Moore's acting skills in the $4m film, titled 'Home Of' in which she talked about her childhood trips to the country.

According to The Hurriyet Daily News, she filmed the ad in LA but was asked to reshoot after her performance was deemed lackluster, but the star refused and now the project has been cancelled.

Moore is currently starring in big-budget flop Seventh Son alongside Jeff Bridges although her next project, Freeheld, is already garnering Oscar buzz.

It's a drama based on the 2007 documentary about police officer Laurel Hester's fight against Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to allow her pension benefits to be transferred to her domestic partner after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Ellen Page, Steve Carell, and Michael Shannon also star in the film.

Moore picked up her Oscar just two months ago for Still Alice in which she plays a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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