Julianne Moore feels invisible.

The 'Single Man' actress admits she has always felt overlooked in her life and despite now being a hugely successful star, there are times when she thinks she's overlooked.

She revealed: "It started when I was a kid. I moved frequently because my dad was in the army so I was always new in school. I think if you've ever done that, you know what it means to not matter in a room."

However, the mother-of-two believes it's a good thing because it has taught her to become a more understanding person.

She told Stylist magazine: "I think it's a good experience for everyone to have, to feel like they're not noticed because it teaches you to be empathetic."

Julianne - who has children Caleb, 12, and seven-year-old Liv with husband Bart Freundlich - recently revealed she puts her family first and will only accept roles that don't take her away from her home in Long Island, New York, for too long.

She revealed: "My family life is incredibly important to me. I want to be with them as much as I can. I try to work in New York, or I work in the summer time when my family can come with me.

"The days of me doing a big film where I need to be away for months during the school year are over."