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Bristol Palin is one tough critic. Perhaps all the hardcore criticism she receives over her reality show, Life’s a Tripp, and her two stints on Dancing With the Stars have raised her expectations and standards of others. Whatever the reason, Bristol is less than impressed with award-winning actress Julianne Moore’s portrayal of Bristol’s mom, Sarah Palin, in the recent HBO movie Game Change.
Game Change is a dramatization of the 2008 presidential election, where Sarah Palin, then the governor of Alaska, was nominated as the first female vice presidential candidate. She was Republican Party’s presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate. Julianne stars in the film alongside Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris.
Bristol’s criticism of Julianne appears to be far more superficial than her acting talents, however.
"I don't think she's a good interpreter of my mom," Bristol said. "I think my mom's way hotter than that."
Most women would not be offended to have the likes of Julianne playing them on television, as she is, in a word, gorgeous. I was actually surprised that side-by-side pictures of Julianne and Sarah are almost indistinguishable. Julianne, who is known for her long red hair, sports a brunette wig worn up in the patented Palin “do,” dons Sarah’s rimless reading glasses, and even contorts her smile to match Sarah’s.
Bristol’s criticism wasn’t only about Julianne’s looks, however. She also appears to be in complete denial of her mother’s easily recognizable (and easy fodder for the endless Saturday Night Live skits made about her) Midwest accent.
"She doesn't have that accent. It's all kind of silly,” Bristol said.
Then, just in case you’re not convinced by Bristol’s defense of her mother, she added her most convincing argument, “My mom's awesome."
The rest of the world clearly doesn’t agree with Bristol, however, as Julianne won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. The film also earned Emmys for Best Overall Miniseries/TV movie, Best Directing, and Best Writing.
Julianne doesn’t seem bothered by the fact that the Palins are not standing behind her portrayal of Sarah; she actually considers it proof that she did a good job.
“Wow. I feel so validated because I got a big thumbs down from Sarah Palin,” Julianne joked in her Emmy acceptance speech.