Julianne Moore Defends ‘Canny, Hardworking, Ambitious’ Palin
12:45 pm, February 27th | by Laura Donovan
Here’s something few Hollywood stars have done: Speak highly of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (we’re excluding “30 Rock” comedian Tracy Morgan, who dubbed her a “MILF” and “good masturbation material” last year).
Upon portraying the former Alaska governor in upcoming HBO film “Game Change,” actress Julianne Moore gained a new understanding of the conservative politician, whom Moore argues was thrown into a tough ring.
“I do think the situation that she was put in was a completely untenable one,” Moore explained to the New York Post.
Before accepting John McCain’s invitation to be his running mate, Palin flew under the radar and had a comfortable relationship with the media in Alaska, so she struggled to adjust to being controlled by McCain’s team, Moore said.
“[Palin] was suddenly almost in lockdown, where [she] wasn’t allowed to speak to anybody unless it went through the proper channels,” Moore said. “They were telling her what to do and how to dress. And how to behave.”
In spite of what many have said about Palin’s political knowledge and intellect, Moore had nice things to say about the embattled political figure, who gets pretty rough treatment in the “Game Change” trailer.
“I think she’s very canny,” Moore said. “And she’s extremely hardworking and ambitious, and would not have reached the place that she reached without ability. You don’t get to be a vice-presidential candidate by accident.”
Perhaps Moore’s non-judgmental approach to Palin will inspire other celebrities to go a little easier on the politician, but we’re thinking the “Game Change” movie trailer won’t do her any favors: