Los Angeles: Actress Julianne Moore says she cant eat when she feels nervous ahead of her red carpet appearances.
Julianne Moore. Pic/Santa Banta
The 54-year-old, who picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Still Alice" at this year's Academy Awards, puts her slender figure down to her healthy diet and losing her appetite before red carpet appearances.
She said: "We'd all be lying if we said we aren't watching what we eat. Of course we are! I think we're also really stressed. I'm not a stress eater. I get nervous and I don't eat. But, you know, I had a dress on the other day, and I said to my manager, 'When you see my back fat sticking out, tuck it back in! Be a friend!'"
Moore, who has Caleb, 17 and Liv, 12, with her husband, director Bart Freundlich, hopes her look has improved as her kids have got older and she's been able to swap her casual clothing for more stylish attire.
She said: "My style has gotten better, hopefully. It's like everything: practice makes perfect. There was one year when my kids were little, and every time I was photographed, I was wearing a pair of cargo shorts, a T-shirt and a bandanna. It was so bad, my publicist was like, 'Get it together!'"