If Juliette Lewis says you’re cool, you’re cool. In October 2021, the actress shared a video on her Instagram of a double neck guitar-wielding Bella Moulden performing a loop video of Ozzy Osbourne's 1980 hit, Crazy Train, which got a share from Mrs Osbourne herself.
“Juliette Lewis, my queen! She shared it first,” says a still slightly dumbfounded Moulden, shaking her head at the memory.
“And then Sharon shared it too. Juliette Lewis is so cool. All I know is when I saw that she followed me, I was crying and throwing up,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Excuse me? The queen of actressing (I just made that a word) has followed me? What's going on?’ I was actually crying on my toilet seat, like, ‘Is this real?’”
Hailing from Buffalo, New York but now based in North Carolina – “I’m not used to not having snow at this time of year,” the independent artist and multi instrumentalist is cool though – she’s totally mellow and candid during her first ever recorded interview and often stops mid sentence to poke fun at herself for losing her train of thought – “don’t you just love the way I talk?” she laughs after forgetting a question.
Check out her social media and you’ll see what caught the Natural Born Killers star’s attention – Moulden regularly updates her Instagram and TikTok with fuzzed-up covers of Black Sabbath, Stevie Nicks and The Black Keys – whilst rocking a wardrobe that’s straight out of the ‘70s.
“I love ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock,” she nods, “So, Jimi Hendrix, of course, although my tastes are pretty sporadic, like The Jonas Brothers, Prince, Gwen Stefani and Adele; I fell in love with her voice immediately – she is so funny. I love her. If I met her I would just pass away. I don't even know what I would do,” she laughs, adding that listening to Adele made her explore the soulful, singing side of music.
Listening to Prince inspired a young Moulden to become a multi instrumentalist – she plays piano and is self taught on ukulele, bass guitar, banjo and electric guitar.
“I remember watching him on MTV when I was young,” she recalls. “He was playing guitar and he was just shredding. I was like, ‘Holy crap. I want to do this – someone hand me a guitar real quick’.”