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Julianne Moore talks with EW's Nicole Sperling about her research for Still Alice

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Denis Lenoir

Julianne Moore is nominated for her fifth Academy Award for her performance as Alice Howland, a woman who discovers she has Alzheimer’s disease soon after 50th birthday, in Still Alice. EW’s Nicole Sperling had the chance to chat with Moore about the role and her preparation on Entertainment Weekly Radio, as the actress was also busy filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I around the same time.

The actress told Sperling she dedicated several months to researching the disease, speaking with patients, caregivers, doctors, and families about the disease, learning a lot of new information along the way.

“I think there’s a misnomer that people kind of disappear with Alzheimer’s,” Moore said, “and somehow the person that you know is gone. But one thing that I’ve found in even people who were very declined is that their personalities came through.”

You can hear this interview and others as Entertainment Weekly Radio is live during the Oscars this Sunday, keeping you updated on the winners as they happen, on Sirius XM 105.