9 Things About Carrie-Anne Moss That Show Why We Fell in Love With Her
We’ve watched the Matrix so many times and never got tired of it. Carrie-Anne Moss became Trinity in our minds, but the public loves her for more than just this role. She has an amazing personality and a warm heart. Even if she doesn’t appear often in other movies, we don’t forget her.
We at Bright Side are inspired by Carrie-Anne Moss and are sharing 9 things that make her not just a good actress, but a good person as well.
1. She considered becoming a server while filming The Matrix.
Moss confessed that during the filming of The Matrix, besides breaking up with her boyfriend, she had serious financial problems: “I wasn’t paid much money to do The Matrix. It took a year of my life, and I lost my insurance because I was working out of the country [in Australia]. I thought, ’My God, I’m going to have to wait on tables while I have this huge movie coming out.’” Fortunately, she was advanced $10,000 and the movie was quite successful, so her life and career were saved.
2. She was named after a song.
She was named after The Hollies’ hit song, “Carrie-Anne,” which was released 2 months before she was born in 1967.
3. She starred in the TV series, Matrix, before the famous blockbuster, The Matrix.
It may be hard to believe, but Carrie-Anne Moss’s first big role was on a TV show called Matrix back in 1993. What a coincidence! It looks like she was meant to become Trinity.
4. She is humble.
Fame, money, and success didn’t spoil Moss. The public knows her as a humble, inspirational woman. She says her spiritual path was clear to her, even when she became an actor. She grew up in Canada and was very pure, so she knew how to keep moving wisely by being heart-centered.
5. She worked as a model before her acting career.
Since early childhood, Carrie-Anne Moss had dreamt of becoming an actress. After high school, she began studying acting, but modeling became her first profession. However, her life started to change after she saw the 1989 film, Field of Dreams.
“I sat in the movie theater and thought at that moment, ’I’m changing my life right now,’ and I did.”
6. She kept an injury a secret to not lose a role in The Matrix.
Moss twisted her ankle during the production of The Matrix, but didn’t tell anyone because she was worried that she would be recast. She revealed it once filming had wrapped.
7. She has a lifestyle brand.
Carrie-Anne Moss is the founder of Annapurna Living. This brand is designed to inspire women to create the life they desire. She developed online courses to empower all women to live with mindfulness.
8. She loves motherhood.
In the interview, Moss shared that becoming a mother had made her a completely different person: “I feel like being a mother has given me everything. I love growing, and raising human beings is challenging. And I have loved mothering because I’ve chosen grow.”
9. She was offered the role of a grandmother when she was just 40 years old.
“But literally the day after my fortieth birthday, I was reading a script that had come to me, and I was talking to my manager about it. I may be exaggerating a bit, but it happened overnight. I went from being a girl to the mother to beyond the mother.” Moss turned down this role to show her attitude toward ageism.
Which actor can you imagine in the role of Trinity instead of Carrie-Anne Moss?