Chloë Grace Moretz shares being ‘fat-shamed’ by former co-star
Chloë Grace Moretz is undeniably one of Hollywood’s most talented and desirable young stars.
But despite her acting prowess and considerably good looks, the 20-year-old “Kick-Ass” star admitted to also being a victim of Hollywood’s reported “sexist practices.”
Moretz revealed to Variety an instance wherein she was body-shamed by a male co-star on the set.
“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in a real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ Moretz said, opting not to reveal the man’s name.
“And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’—as in my size.”
The Georgia-raised actress revealed that she was 15 years old at the time, while the actor was in his early 20s.
“It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,” she recalled.
“I went bawling to my brother and he was like, ‘What happened?’ And I was like, ‘He told me I was too big.’ And my brother was like, ‘What just happened?’ My brother was so angry,” Moretz added.
Despite the harsh words from her co-star, Moretz kept it professional, but revealed it was difficult to picture him as a love interest after the incident.
“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.”
Moretz added: “I look back on it and I was fifteen, which is really, really dark.”
Aside from baring the “fat-shaming” issue, she also shared how Hollywood has “a long way to go” in terms of treating female actors fairly. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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