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Julianne Moore calls Palin 'hardworking,' 'canny

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Sarah Palin has said she has no intention of watching HBO's "Game Change," the movie that portrays Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The movie doesn't air until Mar. 10 but Palin has already declared it based on a "false narrative."

The full-length trailer for the film does appear to portray Palin as having gone off the rails as the vice presidential candidate on the McCain ticket. But Julianne Moore, who plays the role of Palin in "Game Change," says she sympathizes (or at least empathizes) with Palin's sudden thrust into the national spotlight out of the obscurity of Alaska.

"I do think the situation that she was put in was a completely untenable one," Moore told the New York Post. "[Palin] was suddenly almost in lockdown, where [she] wasn’t allowed to speak to anybody unless it went through the proper channels. They were telling her what to do and how to dress. And how to behave," she said.

Moore also spoke positively about the former governor of Alaska. “I think she’s very canny,” she said. “And she’s extremely hardworking and ambitious, and would not have reached the place that she reached without ability. You don’t get to be a vice-presidential candidate by accident.”

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