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Julianne Moore regrets playing a lesbian character in ‘Kids are okay’

Are you in doubt? Julianne Moore confessed that she regrets her role in The kids are fine.

The kids are fine saw Moore, 59, and Annette Bening as a lesbian couple whose children were conceived by artificial insemination. However, things got more complicated when their children’s sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) comes into the picture.

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in “The Kids Are All Right”. Mandalay Vision / Kobal / Shutterstock

In the years since its release, the film has come back because there are two heterosexual actresses portraying LGBTQ people. In fact, Moore’s character, Jules, is also engaged in an extramarital affair with Ruffalo’s character.

About the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed film, Moore said Variety that she fully understands why the film caused outrage. “I understand why people were having trouble with a lesbian character having an affair with her sperm donor,” said Moore in the interview posted Thursday, July 30. “On the other hand, I think Jules’ character was someone who was described as very fluid, sexual and personal. She floated in the sense of her entire identity – as a woman, as a person, throughout her career.”

The Still Alice star added, “I’ve been thinking a lot about that. Here we were, in this movie about a gay family, and all the protagonists were straight. I look back and go, “Au. Wow.'”

Julianne Moore regrets playing a lesbian character in 'The Kids Are Alright': 'I Look Back And Go,' Ouch ''
Julianne Moore attends the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France on May 17, 2019. Scott Garfitt / Shutterstock

Moore said she is unsure whether heterosexual identifying actresses would have played the lead today, but she is still “ grateful ” for the experiences she has had throughout her career. The Don Jon actress also argued that “we really should represent people”.

Despite criticism of the film, The kids are fine – also in the lead role Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska – scored a score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It also made $ 34 million at the global box office. In addition, the film received four Academy Award nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film and Best Original Screenplay.

The kids are fine was inspired by writer-director Lisa Cholodenkothe real experience of starting a family with her partner, Wendy Melvoin. In a 2010 essay for Harper’s Bazaar, the 56-year-old filmmaker explained what she wanted to convey with the film. “I wanted to from the beginning The kids are fine to be a mainstream movie about a gay family that was irreverent, funny, heartbreaking and true. I didn’t have a political agenda, ”she wrote in July.

“But there is a core value I wanted to highlight: no matter what kind of family you have – straight, gay, married, single parent, divorced, no kids, two kids, 20 kids, whatever – we’re all going on human comedy, ”Cholodenko continued. “But if the ties are strong enough and the wish is there, you can get on the other side, still together and still a family.”