Moore: 1, Berlusconi: 0
Posted on Nov 3, 2010
So, as per usual, Italy’s own media baron and embarrassment-in-chief Silvio Berlusconi is embroiled in another sex scandal involving another teenage girl. This time, however, he’s made it worse with homophobic commentary that didn’t fly with actress Julianne Moore.
Moore, in Rome this week for the city’s annual film festival, took the Italian PM to task as she talked to the press about her latest film, “The Kids Are All Right,” and picked up a lifetime achievement award. —KA
At a presser following a screening of Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are Allright,” in which she plays a lesbian parent, Moore was asked what she thought about a statement by Berlusconi who on Tuesday dismissed calls to resign over a scandal centered around a 17-year-old girl saying it was “better to like beautiful girls than be gay.”
“I think it’s unfortunate, archaic and idiotic,” Moore commented.
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Actress Julianne Moore visits the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009.