Chloe Grace Moretz revealed that she once broke down on set after being fat-shamed by a costar
Women in Hollywood put up with a lot of shit. They are told they need to lose weight to get roles, that they need to flirt with men in power, that they will get paid less than male co-stars. Chloe Grace Moretz is not staying silent.
Moretz opened up to Variety about the awful, shaming comments she received on-set from male co-stars playing her love interest.
Moretz added that she was only 15 at the time, and the actor in question was in his early-to-mid twenties.
“It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set,” she added.
The thing that was most difficult to her was that she was being bullied and had to continue to do her job. And not just do her job, but act “romantic” towards this man, because he was playing her love interest.
“I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard…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. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark.”
She also recounted a time where a younger male costar made up lies about her to the director. “I’ve had a younger male lead ostracize me and bring up fake issues just to try and put me in my place, and make things up to the director…things that are crazy, things that I would never do, unprofessional things that would make no sense.”
While celebs’ lives seem glamorous, they don’t always have it easy either. We appreciate Chloe for speaking up so that other young women might feel less alone in their experiences.