Julianne Moore - Julianne Moore Held Laundry Strike On Summer Vacation

Subscribe to Julianne Moore alerts

Actress Julianne Moore refused to take care of her family's laundry load over the summer (13) - she went on strike.

The Hours actress and her husband Bart Freundlich took their two kids to Long Island, New York for a vacation, but the trip wasn't as relaxing as she had initially anticipated.

In a new interview with U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Moore reveals she ended up spending most of her time cleaning the never-ending assortment of laundry - that is until one day she decided to take a stand against all the hard work.

She explains, "I thought I'd relax this summer, but mostly I did laundry. I have rules about it, especially about towels, because we're near the beach... But nobody did anything. They put their wet towels everywhere, clothes were all over the house.

"The house was so messy, that I went on a laundry strike. I said, 'I'm not doing it anymore. You can just wear dirty stuff.' My son's bedroom was so dirty that our dog thought it was a place to go to the bathroom."

Ironically, her boycott didn't last long, as none of the heaps of laundry were getting clean and she decided to break the strike herself.

She adds, "Well I finally broke. I'm pretty vain about my kids. I'd say, 'Just go out there and wear those dirty clothes.' But then somebody's gonna go, 'Oh my God - look at her kids and those filthy clothes!'"


Tags: Julianne Moore

Subscribe to Julianne Moore alerts

More Julianne Moore

Still Alice - Clip Trailer

On the outside, Alice Howland appears to have an idyllic life. A beautiful family life with a husband and three older children, and a...

Jennifer Lawrence Brings 'Mockingjay Part 1' To The Top Of The Box Office

'The Hunger Games' continues to go from strength to strength, garnering solid reviews and big box office takings. The latest instalment, 'Mockingjay Part 1', debuted...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Review

This four-part franchise, based on the Suzanne Collins novels, turns very dark with this strikingly bold third film, which once again makes the most of...

'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]

The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November)....


Julianne Moore Explains How Being In 'The Hunger Games' Is "Meaningful" For Her Kids

Julianne Moore signing up to star in "The Hunger Games" franchise may have been surprising to many of her fans as she usually doesn't play...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer

With the incredible ramifications of the end of the yearly ritualistic sacrificial televised Hunger Games, the world is thrown into disarray when the supposed saviour...

A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat

A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben...

'Maps To The Stars' May Finally Earn Moore An Oscar

Julianne Moore is one of the greatest actresses never to have won an Oscar, even though she's been nominated four times and has a mantle...



Julianne Moore Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Julianne Moore

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All