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Julianne Moore's Bad Acting Reportedly Got Her Axed from Turkey Tourism Campaign

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 31, 2015

Julianne Moore's Bad Acting Reportedly Got Her Axed from Turkey Tourism Campaign

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Julianne Moore is an amazing actress, which is a near-universal sentiment, save the Turkish officials who recently dropped the 54-year-old from the country’s tourism campaign because of “bad acting.”

E! Online points to a report from the Hürriyet Daily News, which states the star of such movies as "Still Alice" and "Carrie" was dropped as a spokesperson for Turkey’s tourism campaign.

The report drops quite the bombshell with: “The Culture and Tourism Ministry disapproved of the acclaimed actress' performance in a film promoting tourism in Turkey and demanded a reshoot. However, Moore declined the ministry’s offer, ultimately leading to the cancellation of the project, Daily Hürriyet has learned.”

Now you don’t have to search the memory too long to find one of the more remarkable accolades from Moore’s fantastic career.

She recently beat out some amazing performances to take the Academy Award for her work in "Still Alice":

To get just a sense of her work on the project, here is the movie’s trailer:

In any case, it seems her role as a person who absolutely adores traveling to Turkey fell flat — at least that’s the assertion coming out of the local outlet.

According to the report, there is no hope of getting an official word, because the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey doesn’t comment on unfinished projects.

Moore was tasked with, “revisiting her childhood journeys to Turkey while traveling on an airplane,” which seems like a small order in the acting department.

However, the result was enough for officials to think better than to release the footage, which means quite a great deal financially.

The report continues, “Emre Yücel, the owner of the agency partnership Iconisus & I Mean It, took a $1.5 million hit due to the cancellation of the $4 million project.”

Now it is noted that Moore was a polarizing selection from the start as some in the country ascribed a “depressive persona” to the actress’ methods.

To which we have to wonder if they have ever enjoyed the comedy that is Nancy Donovan from "30 Rock."

Sadly we may never get a firm answer on why Moore was dropped. Could it be that officials found another face for the campaign? Or did Moore really just phone in a small but respectively important role?

Questions, no matter how they are phrased, never make up for a few minutes of footage from a $4 million ad campaign, so we plead with the powers that be to release the video.

We promise to visit your fine country if you do us this one solid.

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