Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard Reflect on Playing ‘Rigid Roles’ at Sundance 2022


When You Finish Saving the World, Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard, Eisenberg’s movie follows a mother and son whose strained relationship worsens as they place value in strangers. Here’s what Moore and Wolfhard had to say about playing such “rigid roles” in When You Finish Saving the World

'When You Finish Saving the World' Finn Wolfhard as Ziggy and Julianne Moore as Evelyn looking at each other

Finn Wolfhard & Julianne Moore | Sundance Institute/Beth Garrabrant

Julianne Moore’s role made her think about the ways she goes wrong in life 

Ziggy (Wolfhard) is a self-absorbed teen musician obsessed with his following on the futuristic live-streaming platform Hi-Hat. His mother, Evelyn (Moore) runs a domestic abuse shelter in their small town. A local hero, Evelyn is a caretaker for battered women but struggles to be there for her husband (Jay O. Sanders) and son.


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