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Julianne Moore feared Don Jon was sex film

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Nov 04, 2013 | 9:02am EST

Actress Julianne Moore initially snubbed the chance to appear in new comedy Don Jon as she was convinced it was a porn movie. The Hours star has a role in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature-length directorial debut, in which he stars as a young man struggling with a porn addiction, but she almost turned down the movie offer when she was first handed the script as she feared the plot would be used as an excuse for multiple sex scenes. She tells Britain's Event magazine, "I heard that the subject was porn and thought, 'Ugh, I don't want to read it...' (I read the script when) I was on a plane sitting next to my husband; I looked at him and said, 'Wow, this is not about porn, it's about unrealistic media images that are preventing people from being themselves...' Ultimately it's a film about intimacy, which is quite daring."

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