Chloe Grace Moretz Reveals She Was Fat-Shamed by a Male Co-Star and Cried on Set
By Desiree Murphy
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Even Chloe Grace Moretz deals with body shamers.
The 20-year-old actress is featured in Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue, and in her interview, she recalls a time when an older male co-star told her she was "too big" for him when the two were filming a movie. At the time, Moretz was just 15 years old.
"This guy that was my love interest was like, 'I'd never date you in real life,'" Moretz explains, declining to name the actor. "And I was like, 'What?' And he was like, 'Yeah, you're too big for me' -- as in my size."
"It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set," she adds. "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."
Moretz continues on, telling the outlet that this isn't the first time she's faced hardships within the industry for being herself. She's also been turned down for roles due to her hair color.
"Because I'm blond and there's another blond in the movie, you can't cast me?" she says. "That's such a masculine way of looking at things."
Back in June, Moretz was in the middle of another body shaming controversy. When a billboard for her latest animated film, Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs was released, it depicted two women -- one tall and thin, the other shorter and heavier -- and the words, "What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 dwarfs not so short?" she took to Twitter to slam the advertisement.
"I have now fully reviewed the marketing for Red Shoes. I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn't approved by me or my team," she explained. "Please know I have let the producers of the film know. I lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety."
"The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me," she added. "I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control."
Plus-size model Tess Holiday also shared her thoughts, telling ET that she felt "horror" when she first saw the ad campaign. When it was first released, Holliday tweeted out the picture and tagged Moretz.
"I had to look at it to see if it was real, because I couldn't wrap my head around if that was a real movie poster in 2017," she said.
"I think it's wonderful that Chloe made the producers aware," she continued. "I'm just really glad that they're handling it and they realize that it wasn't OK. I just don't know why it took some fat girl on Twitter."
Hear more on the controversial billboard in the video below.