“She wasn’t qualified to be vice president. She wasn’t a qualified candidate," Moore told Capital File
this week. "I think that became quite evident during the campaign. It was so shocking to me when she resigned the governorship of Alaska when the presidential election was over. I was stunned. I just think that shows such an unbelievable lack of interest in the actual governing.”
Julianne Moore in 'Game Change'
'Game Change' is directed by Jay Roach (the Austin Powers series, 'Meet the Parents') and based on a non-fiction book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann about the 2008 U.S. Presidential race. The 51-year-old Moore has said that, given Palin's controversial status in America, playing the former Alaskan governor was "daunting."
She told 'Capital File' that when she got the job she had but two months to prepare so dropped everything that wasn't family-orientated - "it was total immersion" - to work on finding Palin so she could become her. On a press tour for HBO in January she told a panel
in L.A. that the first thing she did was to hire a vocal coach "because for me she has an incredibly idiosyncratic way of speaking and I really felt I needed to capture that."
Julianne Moore; Supports Democratic Party
She's made contributions to Democrats and has been a pro-choice advocate and supporter of same-sex couples so Moore was not seen by all as the best choice to play Palin. Some commentators
who have seen the results still feel that way. There is a notion that her support of the Democrats made her an unqualified candidate to play Palin.
However it was her likeness to Palin, her experience, integrity and abilities that won her the job. The public will soon get to decide as to whether Moore pulls the portrayal off as the film comes out on HBO on March 10.