Julianne Moore for The Sunday Times Style Magazine

Posted on January 30, 2013

Julianne gives her best thousand-yard stare to the Sunday Times Style Magazine:


Julianne Moore covers The Sunday Times Style Magazine.


She’s striking as hell and, in an editorial setting, she can work some pretty odd clothes, but her face in every picture could have been copied and pasted from the same shot. For such a versatile actress, she’s coming across astonishingly one-note here. What she needs is some drag queen boot camp training. They can teach anyone how to give world-class face.


[Photo Credit: thefashionspot.com]

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  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    There is having one expression, and there is terrifying.   This is seriously creepy.  Of course I love it.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I love Julianne, but she seriously needs another expression.

    • Alyssa

      For sure! It’s a little unnerving how her face doesn’t seem to change in each picture…

  • Imasewsure

    Better in a magazine than on the red carpet with this one!! Hate hate that huge gaping neckline in the first dress… looks good on only the rarest of creatures… the second one is “editorial” (cray cray) but ok for a mag

  • http://twitter.com/mktp michael tanner

    well … Julianne is my heroe since Magnolia and Boogie Nights. So no wrong here.

  • Introspective

    One note expression and all, I still think theres something so fierce about her. And these pics capture it perfectly.

    Rock that editorial shit girl.

  • Annabelle Archer

    She looks heavily medicated, and not in a fun way.

    • j_anson

      Hah, that was just my thought. “Did they… drug her for this photo shoot?”

  • kschwarting

    That hair!  That skin!  Limited expressions and all, she is just luminously beautiful.  Not to mention talented.

    • B_C_J

       Well said!

  • MilaXX

    She’s too pretty for such a lackluster editorial.
    I don’t even like the clothes

  • kimmeister

    That crazy last outfit looks better than 90% of the things she wears on the red carpet.

  • ALT19

    I’ll take this look over JLo’s dead-eyed, wide-mouthed stare any day.

  • norseofcourse

    Why’d they have to go and erase her freckles? Freckles are fabulous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/mrsjoe3 Karen Sadler Nemelka

      I don’t think they so much erased her freckles as zoomed out and used super soft focus…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57DSN5XCR5VONZ2JUMQ5M6EF54 Sabrina

    I say blame the editor, not Julianne.

    • ecallaw1977

      I agree.  She might have had a hundred shots with varying facial expressions, and the editor chose these.

      ETA–I guess I should have read further down into the comments, since it appears that several others already made this point!

  • Andrew Schroeder

    Are they trying to make us guess what’s got her so transfixed? Is the photographer naked?

  • Jill Morino

    “creams, peels and priorities”? I would like to punch the person who wrote that cover line!! And whoever chose these photos!

  • crash1212

    If I never have to see another plunge-to-the-waist neckline complete with pancake boob again, it’ll be too soon! Enough already. What was the curse in Harry Potter that made people into statues? Looks like that’s what they did to her face. She’s better than this.

    • NinaBoo

      Petrificus Totalus!

      • JasmineAM

        I love you.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Plus, the eye makeup is terrible.

    • WhiteOprah

      It looks like her left eye has twice the amount of makeup on it in the 1st and 3rd shots.  

      • BrooklynBomber

        very strange stuff.

      • littlemac8


  • uprightcitizen

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … don’t blame the subject for this stuff! They undoubtedly took DOZENS of photos in each setting and outfit. Blame the EDITORS of the magazine. They’re the ones who picked the same face over and over! I guarantee you that the photographer had her laughing, closed mouth, smirking, and tons of other things. You don’t spend the time on set, makeup, clothing and hair without taking an hour’s worth of photos for each image. When you see an editorial with one facial expression … it is almost NEVER the subject’s fault. Often, they decide based on what makes the clothes look their best, and forget that readers are looking at the actress’s face more than the clothes.

    • Corsetmaker

      Yeah, it’s unfair to blame her for the editor’s choice of three pics from a whole shoot. Who knows what else was on the contact sheet. 

  • Rand Ortega

    Wow. Talk about cloning a look. Wonder if they photoshopped her head onto 3 different models?

  • Imasewsure

    What is the “thousand yard stare” here supposed to emote? Vapid horror? Emptiness? Longing (for a real expression)? I’m bewildered and staring about 1000 yards from this photo shoot right now….

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I remember her looking pretty much exactly like that during Ophelia’s mad scene in Hamlet at the Guthrie in the late 80s. So it’s cool she still looks the same 20-odd years later, but kind of weird she’s still stuck on that one expression. (To be fair, she did have more than one expression as Ophelia. But this one was the whole vague/mad/out of it scene.)

    • Jackie4g

      I love that your namesake was a character on The Loves of Dobie Gillis. She was played by Tuesday Weld, right?

    • alyce1213

      “she still looks the same 20-odd years later”

      She’s beautiful the way she really looks 20 years later, lines and all, but these pictures are heavily altered with Photoshop.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    Don’t you think though that perhaps there were plenty of other pictures – I mean really, they probably took 1,000 photos that day – and that we need to put some of the blame on the editor. I suspect that the reason this mono-face editorial so often happens – even to the best of our favorite ladies –  is that  the editors think it makes the spread cohesive or something. Just a hunch…

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Hmmm. In that 2nd shot, she’s leaning sideways but her boobs are straight on. It’s a miracle of nature.

    And hopefully, she looks at the last one and reminds herself to *never* wear booties.

  • DeTrop

    We’re privvy to yet another boob job.  Go girls.

  • golden_valley

    She was disassociating from the horrible porn star 2nd dress she was wearing.

  • littlemac8

    Is that her fault or the photog’s?  I wonder?  I can’t abide the slack-jawed, open-mouth breather look.  It really makes her look kind of stupid or vapid.  I’m pretty sure that’s not what they’re going for.  And why have her hair hanging down in front of her face like that?  Ugh!  I love her as an actress and her city lifestyle but she’s just weird when it comes to styling.

  • anotherkate

    I would very much like to go to drag queen bootcamp. I look like shit in photos!

    • http://www.facebook.com/darva.sutra Darva Sutra

       Second that, what a blast that would be!

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    Well, yes, she looks a little robotic, and yes, the lighting has managed to wash out all her wonderful freckles, and yes, these photos are not terribly imaginative, but……she’s still some kind of wonderful. 

  • http://roxyturtle.tumblr.com/ roxyturtle

    She looks amazing here, and she seems so cool! The kind of person you’d want to drink and gossip away the night with.

  • Zippypie

    They took a very interesting, dynamic woman and made her into a vanilla blow up doll.  Way to go, NYT.

  • marilyn

    That last picture explains what is wrong with her fashion sense.  She tries to do avant garde, and never pulls it off.  And, yes, we all noticed she had the standard-issue-Hollywood-boob-job.  We get the fact that she does not have boobs, but she has jugs. We get it.  Why does such a beautiful woman keep screwing this up?  She has been in this industry for what, 20 years?  Does she still think she is nothing more than a pair of jugs positioned below a botox face?  Too bad.  She has talent, but low self esteem, apparently.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    you are wrong with a capital R-uh.  i love you.

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    Those are some eerily identical faces, but much of the blame must go to the editorial department. Surely they had a hundred photos from which to choose and picked these three.

  • libraangel

    I am so sick of the open-mouthed look: it looks as if somebody suddenly stuck something up her hoo-ha. Interesting dress though!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    I love her but I’m pretty tired of seeing her in dresses where the neckline hits her belly button.  We see her boobs all the time in the movies so can she stop showing them off already?

  • guest2visits

    This cut-up flamenco dress is almost better than the saggy gown she wore for the SAG Awards.  No.. it’s PR all the way. 
    The steep shoe-boots are cool though.

  • http://twitter.com/commish24 commish24

    Did the Times actually misspell “revolutionize” on that cover? That’s more shocking than these photos!

    • libraangel

      I think that in England they spell it that way