Julianne Moore & Amy Adams get real about what high school was like for them: 'So terrifying'

Julianne Moore & Amy Adams get real about what high school was like for them: 'So terrifying'

The actresses teamed up for the upcoming film 'Dear Evan Hansen', which also stars Ben Platt. 

Although Julianne Moore and Amy Adams are now two of the biggest names in Hollywood, there was a time when they weren't that popular. In a new interview with People, the actresses recalled their high school experiences, revealing they often had trouble fitting in with their peers.

"I moved around a lot and I remember that feeling of walking into the cafeteria and not knowing where to go. It's something that has stayed with me", said Moore. "I was always so happy to find a friend or a group of people or a place to go. That's the part of high school that's so terrifying, I think for all of us, the social part."

"It's funny you bring up the lunchroom and how it sort of defines your experience to some degree. I always ate alone", added Adams. "My daughter's like, 'I would have eaten with you.' But I always brought a book and ate by myself. It wasn't a bad experience, but I didn't necessarily find my people in high school."

Moore and Adams are both set to appear alongside Ben Platt in the upcoming film Dear Evan Hansen, an adaptation of an award-winning musical that follows a high school senior as he tries to grapple with his classmate's death by suicide. The film deals with important topics, such as feelings of isolation and mental health.

The actresses also have musical numbers in the movie, along with Platt and fellow cast members Kaitlyn Dever and Amandla Stenberg

"I didn't sing publicly until I was in a high school musical and that was the last time I sang in public until this movie! It was pretty terrifying", Moore said. "But what I love about it is that the feeling is so big you can no longer speak, you have to sing it."

Dear Evan Hansen is set to be released theatrically on September 24. 

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