Julianne Moore is "thrilled" by UK citizenship
The `Crazy Stupid Love` actress was born in the US but recently gained citizenship because her mother, Anne - who sadly passed away two and a half years ago - was Scottish.
She said: "I`ve just become a UK citizen. Isn`t that something? I`m really thrilled and it would have meant the world to her.
"Her parents emigrated when she was 10, so she didn`t have a choice about moving to the United States."
Julianne`s mother had to renounce her British citizenship when she married her husband, Peter - an army colonel then a military judge, who was not allowed to have a foreign national as a wife.
She added: "My sister and I both remember her coming home in tears carrying the American flag."
The 50-year-old star`s mother died at a relatively young age from an embolism, and Julianne has had a hard time coming to terms with her passing, and still finds it difficult without her.
She added: "It`s still the same, it`s very painful. I don`t know that you ever recover from loss. My mother was very young, too.
"She died at 68. The thing about having a very young mother who had you at 20 is that you expect that you`re going to be old ladies together.
"I`ve learnt that you have to appreciate every minute. Don`t wish your life away. Be present."
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