Julianne Moore fired for ‘poor acting’ from Turkey

julianne_moore1Recent Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore has been fired by Turkish officials for her “poor acting.”

The actress, who won an Oscar for her role in Still Alice, shot a promotional film to promote tourism in Turkey last year, but The Culture and Tourism Ministry didn’t think her performance was any good and the government consequently asked Julianne for a reshoot, according to the Hürriyet Daily News.

Julianne turned down the request and therefore will not be the face of Turkey tourism in their “Home Of” promotional films. For the shoot, which took place in Los Angeles, the actress, who traveled extensively with her parents as a child, reminisced about her childhood trips to the Eurasian country. The promotional film was originally scheduled to air in Turkey in February 2014.

However, many prominent figures in Turkey apparently didn’t approve of Julianne being the face of the country, saying she has a “depressive persona.”

Emre Yücel, the owner of the agency that was in charge of the film, said in an interview with Hürriyet last year that Julianne was a good choice because she would appeal to the kind of wealthy American and British tourists that Turkey wants to attract. He said at the time, “I can’t understand why she is not liked here.”

Julianne is likely not losing sleep over the news – she’s currently filming award-winning director/writer Rebecca Miller‘s Maggie’s Plan alongside Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph and Greta Gerwig, and has a pivotal role in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which hits theatres November 20, 2015.

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  1. Snepts • April 2, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

    I’ve heard of being the face of Revlon, but the face of Turkey???

  2. Bob • April 2, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

    Why would they chose Julianne as the “Face of Turkey”. She was born in North Carolina and is of Scottish descent. I’m sure they could have chosen someone that is actually from Turkey.

  3. Al • April 2, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

    I definitely dont want to be the face of turkey.

  4. Al • April 2, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

    i defintely dont want to be the fact of turkey.

  5. Al Alexander • April 2, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

    I definitely dont want to be the fact of turkey.

  6. Eva • April 2, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

    Let her go cold turkey?

  7. J. • April 2, 2015 @ 1:58 PM

    They initially chose her because “she would appeal to the kind of wealthy American and British tourists that Turkey wants to attract,” so that’s why they didn’t choose a Turkish actor–they obviously want an American Caucasian. As to her “poor acting,” what a joke! They think she has a “depressive persona”–another joke! Who wants to go to Turkey anyway. She’s better off not representing their tourism industry and focusing on real acting.

  8. Kitty • April 2, 2015 @ 4:07 PM

    I SO agree with J.
    What would a bunch of Turkeys know about superb acting? They should be able to find their own ambassador for their country. That’s as ridiculous as the USA hiring someone from Turkey or Pakistan to come and represent the face of America. Not only are they unable to identify professional acting abilities but they are just downright stupid in every sense of the word. Good on Julianne for refusing to do another shoot for those nit-morphs. She doesn’t need them – they needed her.

  9. Ken • April 2, 2015 @ 4:14 PM

    Seriously???? Julianne is depressive??? What a total load of crap!!!
    She is a lovely lady, with a dynamite personality…and she has Class!
    Turkey’s loss in my opinion!

  10. ROBB WEBB • April 2, 2015 @ 5:53 PM

    The only turkey I want to see is the one on my plate on Thanks Giving.

  11. Eleanore • April 3, 2015 @ 12:39 AM

    I’m sure the money would have been the attractive. As for her acting, maybe she was still in her ‘Still Alice’ mode.

  12. Jojo • April 3, 2015 @ 2:22 PM

    The back of my bag

  13. mike • April 3, 2015 @ 6:16 PM

    why not just put the face of a real turkey problem solved (but remember do not use real turkeys its against the rules and the coservationalists of animala protection or whatever will be really mad so careful)

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