Chloe Grace Moretz Reveals She Was Fat-Shamed by a Former Co-Star

Chloe Grace Moretz is opening up about an experience with one of her former co-stars in which she was fat-shamed.

When the Kick-Ass star was only 15 years old, a male castmate that was 10 years her senior told her that he would never be romantically attracted to her in real life because she was "too big" for him. Moretz is featured on the cover of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Issue and she spoke out about the incident with the publication.

"This guy that was my love interest was like, 'I'd never date you in real life,' and I was like, 'What?'" she said. "And he was like, 'Yeah, you're too big for me' – as in my size. It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set."

Moretz, 20, didn't reveal which co-star it was that fat-shamed her, but she did state how it made an impact on her at the time.

She continued by saying: "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."

One other issue that the Carrie actress spoke out on is the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

"Even if you're being paid equally, it's the little things, especially if the male lead is bigger than you. You aren't listened to as much, and you take a backseat," she said. "[I once missed out on a part] because I'm blonde and there's another blonde in the movie, you can't cast me? That's such a masculine way of looking at things."

For Moretz, another formative moment for her was when she made a speech at the Democratic National Convention. She took the stage 45 minutes before Hillary Clinton and said it was a wonderful experience.


"It was one of the happiest moments of my life, that's for sure," she said. "It was one of the most important things I've done yet in my life. It allowed me to stand back and go, 'I've had a career since I was six years old, I've made over 52 films and who am I?'"

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