Chloë Grace Moretz learned very early to defend herself. The actor became a child star with the “Amityville Horror” remake in 2005, when she was 8 years old. In an interview on the “Reign With Josh Smith” podcast published Nov. 28, Moretz, who is now 25, opened up about feeling rejected. and “infantilized” on various film sets, often finding themselves in a “power struggle” and fighting to have their comments taken seriously.
“It was always weird ever since my first starring role when I was 14 in ‘Carrie,'” Moretz said, referring to her starring role in the 2013 remake. really unhappy with a young woman.” She added: “Growing up, it was always really interesting to see the pushback I would get from a lot of people.”
After a few years in the business, Moretz identified a pattern and noted the kind of people who abused her despite her level of experience. “The majority of them were definitely older men who would infantilize me,” she said. “If I had real things to bring to the table, most of the time they would be shot down.” Moretz continued, “To even have to defend an older man on behalf of your 14, 15, 16-year-old self is a really, really crazy kind of spirit.”
“Borders are a new thing for me.”
Now that she’s older, Moretz has new ways to deal with this type of behavior: focusing on honesty instead of pleasing people and setting boundaries. “Borders are a new thing for me,” she said. “I haven’t learned any limits in my life, and I’ve been hit like a ton of bricks many times, and I’m like, ‘You know what? I think I need to learn this thing called limits.'”