Step aside Tina Fey: there’s a new Sarah Palin in town. Julianne Moore becomes Palin incarnate in Game Change, a made-for-TV movie which details the inner workings of John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid. And though the film — which debuts Saturday night on HBO — focuses on the campaign, it’s Moore’s Palin who steals the show thanks in part to her amazing physical transformation.
“The tanner, the eyes and the hair,” Melissa Farman, who portrays Bristol Palin in the film, told PEOPLE Wednesday at the New York premiere. “You forgot it was Julianne Moore.”
“It was the great jacket, [the clothes] were all perfect,” Sarah Paulson, who plays campaign advisor Nicolle Wallace, added of Moore’s pricey wardrobe. “But what she did with her body and her voice … it was her physicality, the way she stood. [She] was a dead ringer.”