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Chloë Grace Moretz Opens Up About Being Body-Shamed By A Male Actor On Set
By Izza Sofia, 09 Aug 2017
Chloë Grace Moretz has spoken out against a male co-star who criticized her weight.
In an interview, the 20-year-old star told of a situation on the set of a film when she was 15, and her on-screen partner was in his twenties.
“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’—as in, my size,” she said. “It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.”
She did not reveal the identity of the actor but described the exchange as “really, really dark”.
“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,” she said. “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.”
Moretz also spoke about the difficulties of being a woman in Hollywood.
“I deal with it every day,” she said. “You’ve got to stick to your guns. I always say, ‘Get me in the room and make me audition, and I’ll try and win it and at least I’ll know then that I did my best and I gave my all’, but if you just look at me and you say no, then I don’t know what to tell you. But when one door closes, another one opens, and that’s the way it is so don’t fight it. I never try and push myself on someone who doesn’t want me for the role.”
[via Refinery 29, opening image via YouTube]
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