As a mother of two Julianne Moore has no problem putting little ones at ease. So the Boogie Nights actress, who along with director husband Bart Freundlich, is parent to 11-year-old Caleb and Liv, seven, got along famously with youngsters at a Washington play centre.
Exchanging high-fives and hugs, the Hollywood beauty effortlessly won over the children at a photo call for her role as a Save The Children celebrity ambassador.
While at the centre she called for better planning and facilities for children in the management of disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
Julianne's dedication to children's well-being is a natural extension of her own focus on family. The 48-year-old tries to limit filming to the summer holidays so Caleb and Liv can accompany her on set. She also likes to make sure she's around for the school run and cooking dinner.
Photo: ę Getty Images