Chloe Grace Moretz says she was fat-shamed at 15 by male co-star
Chloe Grace Moretz has always advocated for body positivity, but she alleges that a few years ago, she experienced terrible body shaming as a result of her size.
The 20-year-old actress, whose animated film “Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” will hit theatres this summer, revealed to Variety that a male co-star once called her “too big” to be girlfriend material after she got involved in a controversy over an advertisement that suggested weight gain would make Snow White less attractive.
When she was still in her mid-teens, the man who was involved was “23, 24 or 25” at the time, according to Moretz, who described the meeting as “jarring.”
She remarked: “I was like, ‘what?’ when this guy who was my love interest said, ‘I’d never date you in real life.’ He responded, “Yeah, you’re too large for me,” referring to my size.
One of the few actors to ever bring me to tears on set.
She didn’t identify the actor, but she did state that the chat was “very, really dark” and that she was 15 at the time.
It was quite difficult for me to pick it up, return to the set, and act as though he was a romantic interest.
He felt compelled to tell me that for whatever reason, she said. “It just makes you realise that there are some truly awful people out there,” she said. “It was just like wow, but you kind of have to forgive and not forget really. It was upsetting. I was 15, which is really, really dark when I think back on it.
Moretz also disclosed that a male co-star had attempted to discredit her by spreading untrue rumours about her on set. “I’ve had a younger male lead shun me and raise phoney difficulties just to try to put me in my place, and make things up to the director: insane, unprofessional things that I would never do.
It’s insane. I tell them, “You are completely equal to me; you are no different from me,” because they have this inferiority complex. You’re kind of the minor character in this movie, so I don’t know why you’re trying to bring me down by putting me into a corner. I just so happen to be the lead.
The difficulties faced by women in the entertainment sector were also discussed by Moretz.
She remarked, “I deal with that every day. “You need to be steadfast. I often tell people, “Get me in the room, make me audition, and I’ll attempt to win it. At the very least, I’ll know then that I did my best and I gave it my all.”
However, as one door closes, another one opens; this is just how things are; do not try to change it. I never try to convince someone who doesn’t want me for the role that I should get it.
Moretz previously acknowledged that while she was filming the 2013 remake of Carrie, she felt “insecure” about her weight.
“I felt overweight and unattractive. She admitted to Marie Claire, “I felt like I didn’t really know who I was.
“I was terrified and extremely perplexed. I had severe acne. I experienced extreme insecurity.