With starring roles in films like Kick-Ass, Hugo, The Equaliser, the Carrie remake and Let Me In, Chloe Grace Moretz is undoubtedly one of the biggest young talents working in Hollywood today.
Aged 20, she already has over 50 credits to her name, but Chloe Grace Moretz recently opened up about negative experiences she has had in the industry.
In an interview with Variety (via NME), Moretz talked about being body-shamed by an older male co-star when she was 15 years old.
According to Moretz, the co-star was in his mid-twenties at the time, and she recalled how: “This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ and I was, ‘What?'” she said. “And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ – as in my size.”
She declined to name the actor in question, but said he was “one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.” “I went bawling to my brother and he was like, ‘What happened?’,” she said. “And I was like, ‘He told me I was too big.’ And my brother was like, ‘What just happened?’ My brother was so angry.”
She continued: “I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard. It just makes you realize that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me.
“You have to kind of forgive and not forget really, but it was just like wow. It was jarring. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark.”
She also discussed another incident with a different male actor who had “ostracised” her and “[made] things up to the director”.
She said: “They have this inferiority issue and I’m like, ‘You are completely equal to me, you are no different than me. I just happen to be the lead in this movie, and I don’t know why just because you are kind of the smaller character that you’re pushing me into a corner to try and put me down.'”