Meanwhile, Julianne Moore is like “Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my ACADEMY AWARD.” According to the Hürriyet Daily News (via New York Daily News), Julianne Moore was recently dropped as the face of a Turkish tourism campaign and in a twist of irony, the official reason written on her pink slip was “poor acting”.
Julianne was hired to appear in a promotional tourism video as part of a campaign called “Home Of”, which would feature Julianne talking about childhood trips to Turkey with her family. It was supposedly shot last year in Los Angeles (apparently some parts of LA look like Istanbul?) and was set to air in Turkey in February of 2014. The only problem was the people at Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Toursim saw it, they weren’t happy with her performance and wanted her to re-shoot it. But when they called up Julianne, she was all “Sorry Turkey, Julianne Moore doesn’t do re-shoots“. That’s when Turkey shitcanned the whole thing and blamed it on Julianne Moore’s “poor acting”.
Apparently, Turkey’s beef (I’ll show myself out) with Julianne might have started way before they began filming. The Hürriyet Daily News says that when Julianne was chosen as the face of the “Home Of” campaign, many people pulled a Michael Bluth-style “Her?” because she was perceived as having a “depressive persona.” Wait, they do know Julianne Moore and Laura Brown from The Hours aren’t the same person, right?
The company who filmed Julianne Moore’s tourism video hasn’t said what kind of re-shoots needed to happen, but I’m sure they could have just subbed in some clips of Nancy Donovan from 30 Rock and Maggie from Boogie Nights. Sure, the accents would be all over the place, but no one is going to notice if they’re too busy wondering “No really…why is Julianne Moore trying to sell me on a trip to Turkey?“