Ju­lianne Moore

New Idea - - Entertainment -

When you think evil, psy­chotic, crim­i­nal mas­ter­mind, you in­stantly think of Ju­lianne Moore, right? No, but that’s ex­actly what the tal­ented ac­tress tack­les in her lat­est role as Poppy Adams in Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle – the fol­low-up to the suc­cess­ful Kings­man: The Se­cret Ser­vice. The 56-year-old beauty speaks to New Idea about what it takes to play a so­ciopath, and her trea­sured friend­ship with Colin Firth... How did you ini­tially get in­volved with Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle? I’m friends with Colin Firth [with whom Ju­lianne worked on Tom Ford’s A Sin­gle Man]. I got an email from him say­ing the di­rec­tor wanted to talk to me about the Kings­man se­quel. He wanted to know if I liked the first one. I said I did. I loved the tone, I thought it was wildly in­ven­tive and funny, and he called me and said: ‘I have this idea for the bad guy in Kings­man 2. I want you to play it.’ It was all through Colin Firth. He was the li­ai­son. And you were al­ready a fan of the orig­i­nal film? Oh God, yes. Ab­so­lutely. It’s a riff on spy movies. It’s a genre you don’t see very of­ten. There’s ac­tion and hu­mour in­volved, but there’s a real in­tel­li­gence as well.

Tell us about your char­ac­ter Poppy.

She’s a funny char­ac­ter and clearly a so­ciopath. What I loved is her de­sire. She’s a busi­nessper­son and she’s a mega­lo­ma­niac in the way that all great vil­lains are. One movie I loved so much grow­ing up as a kid was the orig­i­nal Su­per­man. Watch­ing Gene Hack­man play Lex Luthor along­side his girl­friend side­kick, they were so funny and so real, but also true vil­lains. That’s a tone I thought of a lot when I was mak­ing this.


The ac­tress plays vil­lain Poppy Adams all thanks to her close friend and co-star Colin Firth (pic­tured be­low in A Sin­gle Man).

Kings­man: The Golden Cir­cle is in cin­e­mas on Thurs­day.

Ju­lianne with her fam­ily – hus­band Bart Fre­undlich and kids Caleb and Liv.

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