Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert referred to Julianne Moore as a “ginger icon.”
“When you think redhead, you think of Julianne Moore: a beautiful, talented redhead,” he said. “That’s nice,” she said as the audience applauded.
As she smiled, it was evident that she was extremely proud of her red hair and its symbol in Hollywood. Although other redheads in Hollywood are representing the copper-haired society well, like Jessica Chastain, Isla Fisher and Amy Adams; we all must admit no one is quite like Julianne Moore. Her poise, confidence and success are greatly admired amongst not just redheads, but everyone who comes across her and her work.
Colbert then went into some interesting redhead questions. First up: “How do you feel about the myth or rumors that gingers have no soul?”
“I have complicated feelings about it, about being a redhead in general,” Moore said. “I think because people have expectations that your hair has something to do with your personality that you’re feisty or you’re sexy.”
Colbert said he had read a study that redheads can take more pain and Moore agreed to say, “I’m very tough. Very tough redhead. I can take a lot of pain,” she said. She then tried to get the host to pinch her arm.
“I don’t even know what to begin to know what would happen to me if I did that to you. You’re an Oscar winner! I think the U.N. would be called,” he said. “You’re an international star!”
The Hunger Games actress went on to explain how as a child she hated being a redhead with freckles but she eventually came to accept it. “So I wrote a book about it!” she said of her children’s series Freckleface Strawberry.
Watch the full interview below:
Rock it like a Redhead!