Having been in the Hollywood entertainment industry for nearly 20 years, the biggest challenge Chloë Grace Moretz has faced and adapted to is living in the public eye. At one point, the 25-year-old beauty was defeated just because of a seemingly harmless joke on social networks. In an interview with Hunger magazine in September, the Kick-Ass star opened up about those dark times.
Chloë Grace Moretz opens up about the darkest period in nearly 20 years of filming (Image: Hunger)
The price of fame
Chloë Grace Moretz began her acting career in 2004 at the age of 7. A year later, she received the first media and public attention through the movie The Amityville Horror. The film earned her an award nomination for acting.
For 18 years in the profession, Chloë owns an impressive acting legacy with more than 50 films, both television and film, such as Clouds of Sils Maria, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Peripheral, Hugo, Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and Carrie…
The milestone marking Chloë’s breakthrough was the superhero movie Kick-Ass in 2010. The work not only helped Brooklyn Beckham’s ex-lover become a star, but also completely changed her life, both positive and negative. pole.
”I was young then and 90% of the time nobody really bothered me. But after Kick-Ass, I experienced paparazzi for the first time. There are 10-15 adult men surrounding a 12-year-old girl. They pushed my mother causing her to fall on the street. She was not injured but the situation was really chaotic. It was an attack on all senses with screams and flash. I got in the car after that and just burst into tears. I think that was my mark before and after fame,” Chloë recalls.
Chloë said being a star was an experience that made her confused and “unwell”. For a long time before that, she was able to separate work and private life. However, Chloë did not expect that one day those two worlds would collide, exposing all about her and turning her into a vulnerable person.
The climax of the crisis was that Chloë was disparaged for his appearance. The actress revealed that among the numerous memes (memes) of her appearing on social networks, there is one meme that really influenced her. Netizens made a photo of Chloë holding a pizza box entering the hotel in 2016 into a character from the animated movie Family Guy with long legs and short body. This meme quickly became the second most popular social network at that time.
Chloë was made into a character from the animated Family Guy (Image: Twitter)
”People make fun of my body… I just remember sitting there thinking about my body being made fun of. It was posted all over social media. Entering a hotel with food is something very innocuous. But to this day, when I see that meme, it’s still hard for me to overcome”, Chloë confided.
After that, Chloë lived in a bad, depressed feeling. The things she used to enjoy like dressing up, going on the red carpet and taking pictures have also become difficult. To the point, Chloë claimed to have an appearance complex disorder.
To deal with that crisis, the child star once retired to live in seclusion. ”It’s great to step away from the photographers and be yourself, there are many experiences that people don’t photograph. But at the same time I was extremely nervous about being photographed. My heart rate went up and I had to exhale,” Chloë said.
For this reason, Chloë believes that social distancing is like a tonic to aid her in her experience away from the limelight. With just a hat, mask, and hooded jacket, she can blend in with the unknown and do many things like go to a concert, bite her lip or get a pimple…
For her, the two years of the pandemic were a period of introspection. She also views acting as a form of therapy. ”To say there have been many changes in the past two years is an understatement. I am a very different girl than I was before. I feel like a real woman now,” Chloë declared.
Regarding future plans, Chloë sets a goal in the next 5 years to be able to buy a large piece of land so that she can continue to live two lives, one in Los Angeles for work, the other half as a freelancer on the farm, no constrained by the camera lens.
Chloë is now free from her appearance guilt and confident with the best version (Image: Hunger)
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