Actress Julianne Moore, who portrays former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in the new HBO film “Game Change,” says that she will vote for President Obama again in 2012.
“I’m a fan. I’m a fan of Obama. I’ll be voting for him again. I think he’s had a tough row to hoe. I think it’s, there’s been a lot to turn around and I think he’s working very hard,” she told The Daily Caller on the red carpet of the “Game Change” premiere in Washington at the Newseum.
TheDC asked Moore if there is anything Obama has not done in office that she originally hoped would occur.
“I think it’s been very difficult. I mean, honestly, I think we’re living in a time where things are very, very partisan and you feel like that it’s difficult for people to come together and really solve problems and for him, particularly, I think it’s been, I’m sure it’s been incredibly frustrating,” she responded.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast and crew of the film have donated over $200,000 to Democratic candidates for public office and related causes but none to Republicans.
The director and writers of the film told TheDC that this did not affect the fairness of the movie toward Palin and the GOP.
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“I think there’s an unfortunate tendency in politics to smear the messenger even when the message is true and I understand why because no candidate wants to re-experience a process where not only their strengths but also their weaknesses are exposed again,” director Jay Roach told TheDC.
“So, I’m respectful of the opinion but I also respectfully reject the idea that we had some agenda other than just telling the best story and as authentic a story as we possible could.”
Writer Danny Strong said “Game Change” is “sympathetic” to Palin.
“It’s true that a lot of us are Democrats but that doesn’t make us unable to be fair and unable to be accurate,” he said.