Feel­ing close to your roots

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ca­reer in the­atre, TV and films is tes­ta­ment to the hard work she’s put in, al­though fam­ily al­ways comes first.

She’s man­aged to jug­gle home life – she’s mar­ried to di­rec­tor Bart Fre­undlich with who she has two chil­dren, Caleb, 15, and Liv, 11 – with a hec­tic ca­reer.

“I’m so for­tu­nate that I work in a cre­ative field where I’m al­lowed a tremen­dous amount of flex­i­bil­ity. That’s what ev­ery par­ent wants. The fact that I have pe­ri­ods when I’m very busy, and then I’m com­pletely off, has been tremen­dous.

“And, un­like a lot of busi­nesses, I broughtmy kids with me, es­pe­cially when they were in­fants. Inmy job, hav­ing a baby in your trailer wasn’t a big deal. The en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness is kind to work­ing women.”

To her chil­dren, she’s just their mother, not some movie su­per­star. “Be­lieve me, I’m as dull as they get, mom-wise,” she in­sists. “Their dad’s the en­ter­tain­ing one.”

The kids don’t gen­er­ally go to her pre­mieres, al­though Moore proudly re­calls her son be­ing her date for the open­ing of 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. “It was amaz­ing to have him walk the red car­pet with me, and peo­ple were ask­ing him ques­tions in my in­ter­views. He was a great date, so con­sci­en­tious, never left my side.” Moore claimed Bri­tish ci­ti­zen­ship in hon­our of her mother in 2011. The dual na­tion­al­ity made her feel closer to her.

“She be­came a US cit­i­zen when she was 27, when my fa­ther was ap­ply­ing for a job where you couldn’t have a for­eign na­tional as a spouse. She came home cry­ing be­cause they’d made her re­nounce her Bri­tish ci­ti­zen­ship.”

The last time Moore vis­ited Scot­land was with her mum, to see rel­a­tives. “We went to Greenock and Ed­in­burgh and just hung around. It was pretty amaz­ing. I’d like to bring my chil­dren to Scot­land one day.”

For now, home is Green­wich Vil­lage, Man­hat­tan. “I don’t think we’re go­ing any­where. My kids have al­ways been in New York, my hus­band was born and raised here. I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived any­where else in my life.”

As for her ca­reer, she’ll do the best she can, but fam­ily re­mains the pri­or­ity. “As you get older, the faster you go, the faster you get to the end. I’m not in­ter­ested in mov­ing quickly or go­ing any­where,” she says. “It’s not about hop­ping from goal to goal, but it’s the process of do­ing what you en­joy and not wish­ing your life away.” 1. To Build a Home by The Cin­e­matic

Orches­tra 2. Hori­zon by Sin­gu­lar­ity 3. So Good To Me by Chris Mal­in­chak 4. Lights by El­lie Gould­ing 5. Bowspirit by Bal­morhea 6. To­gether by The xx 7. Over the Love by Florence and

the Ma­chine 8. In­daco by Lu­dovico Einaudi 9. I’ll Be the Light by Shad­ows On Stars 10. Get Lucky by Daft Punk I love all kinds of mu­sic – from Mozart’s clas­si­cal tunes to dub­step beats. As a con­tem­po­rary dancer I draw in­spi­ra­tion for in­no­va­tive move­ments from any mu­sic. Mu­sic you grew up lis­ten­ing to? I grew up lis­ten­ing to clas­si­cal mu­sic, so I love bal­let and clas­si­cal dance. I lis­ten to th­ese re­fined sounds and un­be­liev­able sym­phonies when I need to fo­cus or calm nerves be­fore a show. Your best party song? I go crazy ev­ery time I hear Ri­hanna’s Yel­low Di­a­monds. Ev­ery time the beat kicks in, all rev­ellers take to the dance floor. It’s such a feel-good song and it gets me ev­ery time. Ev­ery­one can dance. True or false? Def­i­nitely not. Sorry guys! Two left feet means two left feet. Some peo­ple find it hard to feel any rhythm, good song or not. It’s like me try­ing to solve a com­pli­cated math­e­mat­i­cal prob­lem.

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