Chloë Grace Moretz Says She Was Body-Shamed by a Male Co-Star When She Was 15
Published Aug 08, 2017Chloë Grace Moretz vocally denounced a controversial billboard for her film Red Shoes & the Seven Dwarfs earlier this year after it was accused of disseminating a negative message about body image. Now, the 20-year-old actress has opened up about her own experiences being body-shamed.
In an interview with Variety, Moretz revealed that that she was once criticized for her size by a male co-star on set when she was 15 years old.
"This guy that was my love interest was like, 'I'd never date you in a real life,' and I was like, 'What?' And he was like, 'Yeah, you're too big for me' — as in my size," she explained. "It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set."
She continued: "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."
Moretz refrained from disclosing the actor's name, but said that he was 23, 24 or 25 at the time of the incident.
Twitter sleuths have set to trying to pinpoint just who the guilty actor might be. Buzzfeed staffer Katie Notopoulos initially suggested that it could have been Moretz's Kick Ass co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, though others jumped in to suggest that it could have been Kick Ass 2 actor Wesley Morgan or If I Stay actor Jamie Blackley instead.
Based in my 3 min of IMDb searching, it would appear this is likely Aaron Taylor-Johnson https://t.co/IjiayIMj05— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) August 8, 2017
UPDATE: thanks to the intrepid research of @morganbaila, this is equally likely her If I Stay costar, Jamie Blackley— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) August 8, 2017
UPDATE 2: the Wholigans say this could also be another actor from Kick Ass 2 named Wesley Morgan— Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos) August 8, 2017
None of Moretz's aforementioned male co-stars have publicly addressed the allegations.