Wrong Liam for Julianne's daughter

This Is Lancashire: Julianne Moore appears on The Graham Norton Show Julianne Moore appears on The Graham Norton Show

Julianne Moore has said her daughter was crestfallen to find she was starring with Liam Neeson on a new movie - after confusing him with young heartthrob Liam Hemsworth.

Liv, 11, had been impressed to think her mum was appearing opposite Hunger Games star Hemsworth in forthcoming film Non-Stop.

But 53-year-old Julianne tells the Graham Norton Show on BBC One that the youngster had mistaken the Irish screen star Neeson for the Australian actor.

She said: "I told her I spent the day with Liam and she said it sounded like fun so I sent her a picture and she said, 'Who's that?' I said, 'Liam Neeson' and she replied, 'No, Liam Hemsworth! Who's Liam Neeson?'."

Julianne also said she snubbed a royal invitation shortly after receiving British citizenship at a ceremony in Los Angeles, and instead headed to Disneyland.

She said: "That was the day there was a garden party for William and Kate. As an American I couldn't go, but as soon as I was sworn in I had an invitation. Being an American at heart, I thanked them for the invite but went to Disneyland instead."

The four-time Oscar nominee also told presenter Norton how she is on the receiving end of back-handed compliments.

"People think they are saying something really nice when they say things like 'you're so little, I thought you were bigger', or they say 'you're prettier than I thought.' They mean well but what do you say? Thank you, I think."

The interview is screened tonight (January 31) at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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