Julianne Moore is ready for life to return to a sense of normalcy, but there are some aspects of pre-pandemic life that she'd rather not bring back...

By Katie Campione
June 02, 2021 08:57 PM
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Julianne Moore is ready to leave some things in the pre-pandemic past!

During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday, the 60-year-old Oscar winning actress revealed that while she's "happy" for life to return to normalcy after the COVID-19 outbreak, she's decided to trade out her footwear moving forward.

"I've ditched heels," Moore admitted to host Ryan Seacrest and guest host Ali Wentworth.

The admission earned a round of applause from the audience and a laugh from Seacrest. Wentworth agreed, showing off her own heels and saying: "I'm like a colt learning to walk now in these."

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Moore has definitely found ways to make staying at home for much of the past year more bearable, including adopting a puppy!

In November, she and her husband Bart Freundlich welcomed another furry family member — lab mix named Cherry, who the pair later renamed Hope.

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The Still Alice star explained in an Instagram post that she had applied to adopt a dog from Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue — a nonprofit foster-based rescue on Long Island, New York — and that Michelle, a woman from the rescue, called to tell Moore her application had been accepted a few days later.

Michelle "noticed in our paperwork that we had owned a #labmix named Cherry" who died about two years ago," Moore said.

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Moore and Freundlich "finally felt ready to adopt another dog (although I thought we would adopt an older dog, not a puppy) and Michelle told me there just happened to be a 12-week-old #labmix named Cherry being fostered about 15 minutes from our house."

"The puppy was gentle and friendly and named CHERRY 🍒 so we felt it was MEANT TO BE. We took her home and renamed her Hope, because it was such a hopeful day," she continued.

"We are so grateful to everyone who brought her to us - I love this organization, if you are looking for a special dog please know how much they care about their rescues," Moore added.

"We are lucky to have our Hope 💕," she concluded.

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Moore's professional life is also heating up again, as she prepares for the premieres of several projects this year. Her latest series for AppleTV+ titled Lisey's Story — a thriller based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name — will launch on Friday.

She will also will be seen later this year in the film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen alongside Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, and her Woman in the Window co-star Amy Adams.

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