Julianne Moore: Sarah Palin Is 'Very Canny'
Star of HBO movie 'Game Change' feels for former VP candidate
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2012 3:36 PM CST
Julianne Moore stars in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Julianne Moore can sympathize with Sarah Palin after walking in her high heels through an upcoming HBO movie, the New York Post reports. “I do think the situation that she was put in was a completely untenable one,” says Moore, who plays Palin in the film Game Change, set to air March 10. Palin “was suddenly almost in lockdown, where [she] wasn’t allowed to speak to anybody unless it went through the proper channels. They were telling her what to do and how to dress. And how to behave."

Moore also defends Palin's intelligence, even though the 2008 Republican VP candidate had to take History 101 classes from John McCain's advisers. “I think she’s very canny,” Moore said. She "would not have reached the place that she reached without ability. You don’t get to be a vice-presidential candidate by accident.” Moore says she mastered Palin's Alaskan lilt by listening to her book, Going Rogue. “It’s not just her accent. It’s almost her syntax. ... There’s a musicality to her speech that’s very idiosyncratic.” (See the full trailer here, or find out how reviewers reacted.)