Julianne Moore and Ellen Page on Not “Hollywoodizing” the Story of ‘Freeheld’

     October 16, 2015


Now playing in limited release is director Peter Sollett‘s (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) feature adaptation of Cynthia Wade‘s 2007 Oscar-winning short Freeheld. The film tells the story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester in her fight on two fronts: one against cancer, and one to make sure her pension benefits would be given to her same-sex domestic partner, Stacie Andree, after she passed away. Freeheld stars Julianne Moore as Hester alongside Ellen Page as Andree. Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Josh Charles and Luke Grimes also star.

At the press day for the film I saw down with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page for a video interview. The two stars talked about memorable moments from filming, the way they like to work on set, how they prepared for their roles, and trying to make the film natural and real. Here’s what they had to say:

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page:

  • How the story felt natural and real and not “Hollywoodized”.
  • Memorable moments from filming.
  • They talk about the way they like to work on set and how they prepared for their roles.



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