Actress Chloe Moretz graces the new June 2016 issue of Glamour Magazine, where she opens up on her upcoming movie Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising, her internet feud with Kim Kardashian, and her views on feminism.
On Playing Rebellious Women On-Screen
Definitely. With movies like Kick-Ass, Carrie, and Let Me In, I was able to push boundaries at a really young age. … Now that I’m able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms. My biggest thing now is making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way.
On her Character Shelby in Neighbours: 2
Shelby’s a frat bro. She goes off the cuff. I like that, because I don’t think we [usually get to] see young women put into a position where they’re making rash decisions. When we do see young women bucking the system, we see them do it in a very educated sense. Instead of being poised…[Shelby] genuinely is kind of an idiot!
On Working with Zac Efron, Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne and Selena Gomez on the Film:
We were always pulling pranks on each other. They would find all these things that tick my clock—certain people out there really push my buttons—and send me articles and pictures.
On her “Feud” with Kim Kardashian:
I had just gotten off a plane from South Korea, I was incredibly jet-lagged, and I couldn’t take one more thing. I saw that photo, and I had to say something. That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence. It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see. … I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention.… I wasn’t slut-shaming. It’s not about body shaming.
On Posting Pictures in a Bikini:
I do it because it’s a body-confidence thing. I posted one in Mexico. I felt good, and I was wearing a bikini on a beach. It wasn’t me sexualizing myself. It was with a beautiful background. When I posted it, I knew that there would be a lot of young women looking. So I made sure that it was tasteful…. I get called prudish.
The word feminism meant something very different when I was 13. I had four older brothers and a single mom, and we were providing for each other…. It was a collective effort between men and women. So for me, it was about familial equality….I was uneducated on the word feminism because I wasn’t an adult in a lot of ways. I hadn’t dealt with the amount of adversity that I deal with now, especially in business. I’ve traveled more. I’ve been part of different cultures and [heard about] what it means to be a minority young woman in this country and other countries. I’ve read more, experienced more. It’s kind of an evolution. So now, for me, feminism means equality for people of all genders, races, and economic situations. But at the same time, I never really thought that feminism was about hating men; I was afraid that people would view me that way.
For more of Chloe’s interview, be sure to check out Glamour.com, and pick up her new issue of Glamour for her full feature!
Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising will hit theatres on May 20th.