Julianne Moore Dropped from Turkish Tourism Ad for 'Poor Acting'?!

by Jackie Willis 9:37 AM PDT, March 31, 2015
Playing Julianne Moore Dropped from Turkish Tourism Ad for 'Poor Acting'?!

Even an Oscar winner can't catch a break!

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Ministry is claiming that Julianne Moore was cut from a promotional film about the country due to her "poor acting." According to Hurriyet Daily News54-year-old actress -- who won an Oscar this past month for her role in Still Alice -- shot a scene in Los Angeles, titled Home Of, that was to show Moore on an airplane reliving childhood memories from a trip to Turkey.

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The actress' performance was apparently not well received and a re-shoot was requested. Moore reportedly declined, and the project -- which was to be released in Feb. 2014 in Turkey -- was scrapped.

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Newsweek reports that the advertising agency responsible for the tourism film, Iconisus & I Mean It, is thought to have lost $1.5 million due to the cancellation of the $4 million project.