Chloe Moretz, who you may have seen in 500 Days of Summer, Kick Ass, or Dark Shadows, is an up-and-coming, incredibly talented young actress. This is all obvious, though. What sets Chloe apart from so many celebrities, is her willingness to be completely brash and honest about her job and the way we view and treat famous people.
Chloe, who has been acting for about a decade now (and will be starring in the very “French inspired” Clouds of Sils Maria), recently shared her thoughts on celebrity objectification. The actress stated, “They’ll be like, ‘You have to give me a photo. I buy a ticket to your movie. I, in a sense, own you. If I don’t buy a ticket to your movie, you’re done –so you have to take a photo with me. There’s a lot of entitlement, especially nowadays, in Hollywood, because they think they know everything about you. They think that because you have an Instagram, they can go break into your house. ‘You let us in! I’ve seen your house on your video!’”
The separation between celebrities and fans is getting smaller and smaller, and although celebrities play a part in bridging the gap (they have Instagrams, Twitter handles, Facebook pages), there is no denying that we are feeling more and more entitled to glimpse into their daily lives.
I like seeing actors as “real” people; I like when they reveal their favorite $5 Cover Girl mascara, I like when they take a shoddy selfie with the front camera of their iPhone. Celebrities become relatable this way, and it’s very cool. However, there does seem to be this growing trend of wanting more and more from them. We want more details, more scandals, more makeup-free photos, more everything — and this can detract from their actual careers.
The problem, as Chloe puts it, is that “Hollywood wants to break all the illusions.” There is no privacy anymore. “We want to see you cheat and lie. And it’s kind of depressing because, instead of being actors, we’re now just entities, which isn’t our job,” she says.