Julianne Moore Atheist: She Stopped Believing In God After Mom’s Death

Actress Julianne Moore might believe in a lot of things, but God is not one of them.

In a profile interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated actress traced her disbelief back to her mother’s death.

“I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no ‘there’ there.”

Moore then explains her belief that the structure is imposed in order to prevent chaos in the long run.

“Structure, it’s all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there’s nothing but chaos.”

Julianne Moore is definitely not the first actor to publicly confirm their disbelief in God.

For example, Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren admitted that she was an atheist in the February 2013 issue of Woman & Home magazine. Although she stated that she did not believe in God, Helen confirmed that she did think it was important to treat others well and be empathetic.

Julianne Moore’s mother died unexpectedly from septic shock after having an embolism in 2009. Her mother’s death may have led to Julianne changing her mind about God.

However, the Still Alice actress admitted in the past that her mother’s life taught her a lot as well. When promoting her book, My Mom is a Foreigner, But Not to Me, Julianne had a chance to open up about her own childhood experience living with and learning from her Scottish mother.

“My mother came here [to the US] from Scotland when she was 10-years-old. It’s a challenging thing. In the United States we talk so much about assimilation, but that was not my experience growing up. My experience was that my mother was very Scottish. She was only 20 when I was born and she hadn’t changed or become ‘Americanised’. When I was growing up, she’d say, ‘Remember, you are not American’.”

Even though her flaming red hair has become more of a trademark look for the award-winning actress, Julianne admits that her freckled face was not always as admirable – especially when she was a child. She was teased about it on many occasions by kids at school who would ask her if she was dirty.

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