Julianne Moore on the Oscars Mani Cam: “It’s Humiliating”

Walking a red carpet is a very different experience for men and women. While men are usually asked about the projects they are working on and are nominated for, women mostly have to answer questions about their gown of choice and the designers that dressed them. The last few years have even seen the introduction of the 360 degree mirror, the shoe cam and the mani cam, in which women (for the most part) are asked to give a closer look at their style. 

Some ladies are just not having it. Nicole Kidman refused to answer when she was asked about her dress. At last year's Golden Globes, Elizabeth Moss flipped off the mani cam, and in 2014 Cate Blanchett called out a camera man for panning up her body to get a shot of her dress. There's even a social media campaign called #AskHerMore, which was started during the 2014 awards season to encourage interviewers to ask women better questions on the red carpet. 

At this year's Oscars, it was Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore who wouldn't pose for the mani cam. 

“I’m 54 years old,” Moore tells Harper's Bazaar. “I can’t make my fingers walk; it’s humiliating! And a guy asked me to lift up my skirt to show them my shoes, and I said, ‘I don’t need to do that. Let’s keep some dignity.’”

The actress does understand how important fashion and style are in her industry, and has worked with stylist Leslie Fremar to create some of her most memorable looks. 
“My style has gotten better, hopefully,” she says. “It’s like everything: practice makes perfect. There was one year when my kids were little, and every time I was photographed, I was wearing a pair of cargo shorts, a T-shirt and a bandanna. It was so bad, my publicist was like, ‘Get it together!’”
What do you think about red carpet interviews and the #AskHerMore campaign? 

Tags: #askhermore, Julianne Moore, Oscars, red carpet

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