Getting older in Hollywood can't be an easy task, but actress Julianne Moore has managed to age with grace in the age-denying town.
"I can't complain. I've been pretty lucky," the October InStyle cover star, who was just cast in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, tells the mag when pressed about women getting good roles in their mid-50s.
"And I think the more we talk about it, the more we make it real," the 52-year-old Academy Award nominee continued. "I hate being asked this stuff! Let's appreciate where we are. Let's not wish our lives away."
Wearing a dark green blouse by Calvin Klein Collection and stunning necklace by Lorraine Schwartz, the actress also says she's very content with the current stage of her life.
"I feel very much in the middle of my life," she muses. "Being in a relationship for 17 years, having kids who are not babies anymore, living in the house we want to live in, and really enjoying the work I do."
Moore has two children, 15-year-old Caleb and 11-year-old Liv with her director hubby Bart Freundlich, and, like any caring mother, the Game Change star admits her kids are growing up too quickly.
"When your kids are young, they're always holding your hand," she recalls. "Then suddenly you turn around and it's not happening anymore. The days are long; but the years are short."
But luckily, as her children grow up, the redheaded beauty has plenty of promising roles to keep her busy.
"I'm a big checker-offer," she says. "Yet I'm always trying to reconcile between wanting to accomplish something and still staying in the present moment."
No telling what task the hardworking star will take on next!