18-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz already has an impressive resume with films like Kick-Ass, Carrie, and the two upcoming movies The 5th Wave and the sequel to Neighbors. Last year she was named one of the 25 most influential teens in the world by Time magazine. She earned that title because of her outspokenness when it comes to feminism and other important social issues. She is the December/January cover star for Nylon, and in her interview with the magazine, she talks about the importance of family and feminism.
In the upcoming film The 5th Wave, which will be released in January, Moretz plays Cassie Sullivan, who is an average teenager until a spaceship shows up and her entire life is changed. Moretz reveals in the interview that she relates to her character when it comes to her family ties. Moretz’ own family is very close-knit and consists of her mother and her four older brothers. Her parents are divorced and her father hasn’t been in the picture since she was young. She told Nylon that having four older brothers was like having four dads. Her family is also very involved in her professional life. Her mother and her older brother, Trevor, are co-managers and producing partners for her, while her oldest brother, Brandon, is her business manager.
Chloë Grace Moretz has previously turned down film roles who are overtly sexualized. The reason why she chose to play a teenage prostitute in The Equalizer was because she felt like the sexualization wasn’t just some plot device like it is in most movies. Moretz also stars in Neighbors 2: Sorority Uprising which is also starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Moretz reveals to Nylon that Rogen, who is the writer and producer, has taken a pro-female stance by bringing in female writers in order for the movie to not be misogynistic, as some bro comedies are. She tells the magazine that “if any of the women ever feel there’s something inappropriate, we speak up, and they will never push the boundaries with us—they’ve been really respectful”. Moretz also gives her view on what feminism is by stating:
“My mom was a single mom, so I’ve been a feminist since birth. I think feminism is about strong women being who they want to be and fighting for equality on all accounts. It’s not about men being demolished to bring women higher up in the world. I think that’s incredibly misconstrued.”
Chloë Grace Moretz also tells Nylon that she wants to take a stance against racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. She witnessed homophobia firsthand when two of her brothers came out when she was in middle school. She says in the interview that the judgment that her brothers endured affected her deeply. Moretz reveals that her brothers’ struggles with anxiety about coming out were awful and that no one should have to feel that way. She expresses her thoughts on the subject:
“The problem is we live in a society where we have to say the words, ‘I’m coming out.’ No one should care what your sexual orientation is, what color your skin is, or if you’re a man or a woman. People would call them the F-word, and I would get so angry. It was really hard to see my brothers be hated on or bullied, so I stood up for them. We shouldn’t be using these terms to create more labels and segregate us further apart than we already are. At a young age, I was motivated to fight for gay rights, women’s rights, minority rights—all human rights.”
The December/January issue of Nylon with Chloë Grace Moretz on the cover will be available on December 1. If you are interested in reading the full article with Moretz you can read it here.
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