Julianne Moore learned sign language to prepare for her role in Wonderstruck

Academy-award winning artiste Julianne Moore has revealed that she spent two months learning American Sign Language for her portrayal of a deaf woman in upcoming movie Wonderstruck. The actress played two characters, a silent movie star in 1927 and a deaf woman in 1977. For her scenes as Rose in 1977, Moore spent two months learning American Sign Language, and then got pointers from deaf actress Simmonds. She said, "She was so nice about my signing, which is bad. it's like talking to a baby. I'm not kidding! But Millicent was very encouraging. She'd always go, 'You got it, keep going, keep practicing."