Watch Julianne Moore Act for Tips in 'Billy on the Street' Clip

Oscar-winning actress acts out famous crying scenes for Times Square tourists in hilarious segment

Julianne Moore Acts for tips on 'Billy on the Street'

Nobody enjoys accosting people on the streets of New York City more than Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner — except, of course, for the costumed characters in Times Square who hit up tourists for money in exchange for a quick photo op. Sick of watching Elmo, Spider-Man, et al. trawl around the Manhattan landmark, Eichner decided to see how many tips he might be able to earn by trotting out one his favorite characters: Academy Award-winning actress Julianne Moore. 

Vividly recreating some of her most famous movie moments for the befuddled strangers, Moore performs a devastating monologue from The Kids Are All Right, her immortal breakdown from Magnolia, and even straight up cries on cue for a tourist who doesn't speak enough English to understand what's happening. ("Comfort her!," Eichner yells.) "Hey Elmo," the host barks at a dejected Sesame Street cos-player as they walk in the other direction, "Take a hard look at a natural redhead!"

Billy on the Streets airs Thursday nights at 10:30pm on TruTV.