Since making her mark as a tragic porn star in Boogie Nights, Julianne Moore has never shied away from controversy and her latest film is no different. In The Kids Are All Right, she plays Jules, a lesbian happily shacked up with her partner of 20 years, Nic (Annette Bening) and their two children – Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), conceived using a sperm donor. Things start to go awry when the kids decide to get in touch with their real dad, Paul (Mark Ruffalo). The handsome restaurant owner soon drives a wedge between the two mothers especially after impulsive Jules takes a fancy to him.
In the movie, Moore shares love scenes with both Bening and Ruffalo. She co-starred with Mark in 2008’s Blindness and is even pals with his wife, which made filming the steamy sequences easier.
“The thing that we really had going for us, number one I’m friends with Mark… and number two, they were funny. They were comedic,” she says. “I think when you have scenes which are supposed to be romantic or sexy or you’re falling in love there’s an awful lot of pressure when you do it and in this case our main concern was that we make people laugh so in that sense it made it easier.”
So, who was the better kisser between Bening and Ruffalo? She laughs: “I don’t think that’s a question that anyone could answer. They were both great.”