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Video: Julianne Moore Talks "Tremendous Challenge" of Playing Sarah Palin

Julianne Moore was a big winner at this evening's Critics; Choice Television Awards in Los Angeles. We were live on the red carpet before the show and caught up with some of the night's honorees backstage after they'd accepted their statues. Julianne Moore chatted with us about the "tremendous" challenge of taking on the role of Sarah Palin in the miniseries Game Change and what the real-life politician thought about her portrayal. Julianne also spoke highly of her fellow nominees including longtime friend Patricia Clarkson. Check out all the Critics' Choice TV Awards red carpet pictures, and watch our interview with Julianne now!

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Tell me about first taking on this role. I heard you saying that, you know, Sarah Palin never really liked this movie? Well, she never liked the book, you know. Right. She never liked the book Game Change and we were pretty faithful to that book. So we knew right off the bat, it just looked to be something she was necessarily interested in. What was the most difficult, most challenging thing you had to do to transform, whether it was the voice or the look? All of it, all of it. I think whenever you're trying to represent somebody who's a living and very well known, very, very present figure, you know, the challenge is tremendous. Everybody knows how she sounds, how she looks, how she behaves, she's on TV almost all the time even now. So, the challenge was pretty great because you have to be as accurate as possible all the time with all of it. Now, you were nominated with some amazing women tonight. Yeah, yeah. Did you see their work this year? I think Patty's, Patty Clarkson's been a friend of mine for a very, very long time. She is so extraordinary and Jessica, I've always liked Julie Anderson's work, and yeah it was a great group of women. Absolutely, well congratulations. Thank you very much, thanks.

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