12/13/2011 01:33 pm ET | Updated Dec 14, 2011

Julianne Moore Does Not Have Newfound Respect For Sarah Palin

Actress Julianne Moore does her due diligence in researching the characters she portrays on screen -- and when it came to playing Sarah Palin, there was no exception.

At an event last week, the 51-year-old actress told the New York Daily News she "read every single thing" she could about the former Alaska governor and "watched every interview" in order to prepare for her role as Palin in next year's HBO mini-series, "Game Change."

All that information must have been eye-opening for Moore, right? Not so much.

When asked if she had developed a newfound respect for Palin after all her research, the actress raised an eyebrow and sighed deeply. "No," she told the paper quietly.

In an interview with ABC News, Moore was asked about her thoughts with regard to the current political climate, now that she's portraying Palin on screen.

She told religious correspondent Father Edward Beck that she's most disappointed with how partisan it's become.

"I think the entire idea of being a country of united states, the way we formed ourselves, is to be greater than the sum of our parts. And to work together to create a whole, that benefits the majority of the people," she explained. "And right now, I feel everyone is so divisive, and so self-interested and so much about being re-elected, and special interests that I'm really disgusted. I really feel kind of ashamed."

Moore went on to comment on the research she did on the way campaigns are conducted. "So much is about how do you get on the air, how do you get the most media attention, how do you make the most noise. When, in fact, what we're all looking for is leadership," she said. "We don't want noise. We want people who are going to take care of us."

For her part, Palin didn't seem too thrilled about having Moore portray her. "I think I'll just grit my teeth and bear whatever comes what may with that movie," she told Fox News last March.