How Julianne Moore and Bette Midler Became ‘Best Friends’ on the Set of The Glorias
BY DAN MEYER
SEP 22, 2020
Oscar-winner Julianne Moore was determined to become friends with Tony winner Bette Midler on the set of the Gloria Steinem-biopic The Glorias, Moore told The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon September 21. Check out the star explaining how she was successful—and what it was like meeting the activist herself on set—above.
“[Midler] would be sitting in the make-up chair, and I’d go and stand really close to her and talk to her the entire time and ask her about her life, and lunch—all this stuff,” says Moore. “I’d ask her if she wanted to hold hands or sing a song or tap dance…and now we’re best friends. I worked so hard!”
Moore, who will also star in the upcoming film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, is one of four actresses playing Steinem in the biopic. Also stepping into the activist’s shoes are Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Kiera Armstrong. Midler plays New York Representative Bella Abzug, with a starry supporting cast including Janelle Monáe as Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Lorraine Toussaint as Flo Kennedy, Monica Sanchez as Dolores Huerta, and Kimberly Guerrero as Wilma Mankiller.
Speaking with Fallon, Moore also talked about her experience going back to work with COVID-10 restrictions and the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
BETTE MIDLER, JULIANNE MOORE on Gloria Steinem, passing lessons on to THEIR daughters & THE GLORIAS
Sept. 22, 2022
Icons Bette Midler and Julianne Moore chat with Emmy-winner Tara Hitchcock (follow on IG: @taraontv) about Julie Taymor’s unique biopic “The Glorias.” The actresses dish about the impact Gloria Steinem has had on them and what message they hope to pass on to their own daughters. #BetteMidler #JulianneMoore #TheGlorias
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Bette Midler Calls 2020 ‘Horrible’ After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death
Bette Midler and Julianne Moore are heartbroken over the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The stars reacted to the tragic news of the Supreme Court Justice’s passing in an interview with Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall for the upcoming biographical film “The Glorias” based on the life of political activist Gloria Steinem. “I believed that she was superhuman and that she was going to live forever, and I certainly believed that she was going to outlast this administration,” Moore said. Midler added emotionally, “I think people are just so beaten up. There’s a lot of sorrow — a tremendous amount of sorrow and a tremendous amount of instability and a tremendous amount of heartbreak.” Watch “The Glorias” premiering Sept. 30 on digital and Amazon Prime Video.
THE GLORIAS Trailer #2 (2020) Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander Movie
Watch the trailer #2 for The Glorias, a movie about the trailblazing life of feminist icon Gloria Steinem starring Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander!
Journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem is an indelible icon known for her world-shaping activism, guidance of the revolutionary women’s movement, and writing that has impacted generations. In this nontraditional biopic, Julie Taymor crafts a complex tapestry of one of the most inspirational and legendary figures of modern history, based on Steinem’s own memoir My Life on the Road. Directed by Julie Taymor Starring Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler Available purchase and included on Prime Video on 9/30 #TheGlorias