Julianne Moore is shockingly domestic

24 February 2014 / 2 years 8 months ago

Actress Julianne Moore admits she's not good at cooking but claims she's "shockingly domestic" and likes to do her own housework.

The 'Non-Stop' actress, who is married to film director Bart Freundlich, lets her husband cook but insists she does her own housework and is obsessed with being organised.

She told the Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine: "I'm tremendously domestic. Shockingly domestic, in fact! Some people think that actresses tend not to be practical or domestic. That we're very flighty and emotionally vulnerable. Trust me, I'm not like that. My house is very clean and organised."

The 53-year-old actress, who has children Caleb, 16, and Liv, 11, with Bart, claims she's not good at cooking but likes to spend time in the kitchen in the mornings.

She said: "I'm not a great cook - my husband does most of the cooking. But I make a hot breakfast for my children every day, and I always put out place mats and napkins."

Julianne always wanted to be a mother but didn't have her first child until she was 37, and she says she has given them plenty of advice for the future.

She explained: "I knew from very early on that I wanted kids. I wasn't one of those women who goes, 'Well, if it happens, it happens'. I really wanted a family. I always felt I'd get there.

"I always say to them, 'What gives you pleasure and joy? Let those be the things that lead you forward in life."

The star insists balancing her work with family life in New York isn't too difficult and she often takes her children and husband away with her when she's filming big movies.

She added: "If someone says to me, 'Will you do this film in Hungary?' I just go, 'Sorry - if you can move it to New Jersey, then maybe it will work."

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