The INSIDER Summary:
- Chloë Grace Moretz told Variety that a former male costar body-shamed her on set when she was 15.
- The actress said that the actor told her that he wouldn’t date her in “real life,” and that she was “too big” for him.
- She added that he was in his 20s at the time.
- Moretz did not reveal the name of the actor.
- She said the altercation is one of many sexist situations she has faced in her career.
Chloë Grace Moretz has spoken against body-shaming in the past.
In a recent interview with Variety, the 20-year-old actress opened up about her personal experience of being body-shamed on set by a male costar when she was 15.
“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in a real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ — as in my size,” she told Variety. “It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.”
Although she didn’t call out the actor by his name in the interview, she said that he was in his 20s at the time, aged around “23, 24, or 25.”
Moretz says that after confiding in her brother about what happened, she returned to the set and filmed a scene with the actor.
“I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard,” she said. “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.”
It’s not the first sexist situation she has dealt with in her career over the years.
Moretz told Variety that she had an issue with another younger costar in the past as well.
“I’ve had a younger male lead ostracize me and bring up fake issues just to try and put me in my place, and make things up to the director…things that are crazy, things that I would never do, unprofessional things that would make no sense,” she said, adding that she felt some actors have an “inferiority issue.”
The actress said she was even recently turned down for a movie role, because of her hair color.
“I was told I was too blond and they couldn’t cast two blond girls in the same movie,” she said. “I was like, ‘OK, because I’m blond and there’s another blond in the movie, you can’t cast two?’ That’s such a masculine way of looking at things.”
While Moretz has experienced body-shaming firsthand, she made headlines when she spoke out against the body-shaming message in the ad for her own movie, “Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs.”
It seems that Moretz isn’t afraid to speak up about body-shaming when it comes to herself, women in Hollywood, or animated characters. Hopefully, her story inspires others in her industry to call out those who criticize people’s bodies.
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