Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is the last star who has dared to talk about sexism in Hollywood. The 20-year-old told Variety she was once humiliated by one of her peers on the set of a movie because of her weight.
“This guy, who I liked in the movie, would say to me, ‘I would never go out with you in real life’ , and I was like … What ?! ‘Yes, you are too big for me’ , for my size,” Said Moretz.
“He was the only actor who made me cry on a set,” he recalls, choosing not to reveal his identity. He just said that he was “23, 24 or 25 years old” and that she was 15 at the time.
“I went to relieve myself with my brother and he said ‘What happened?’ I told him that he told me that I was too fat. My brother was so angry, “he recalled.
“I had to put up with it, go back to the set and pretend again that I liked it (by the script), and it was very difficult … It just makes you realize that there are very bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to I had to forgive, although I did not really forget, but it was like, “Wow, it was wrong.” I look back and I was 15, which is really very sad.
The incident is just one of many times Moretz has faced a sexist situation with his male co-stars. In another project, another actor invented lies about Moretz to try to get better with the director of the film.
“A young actor isolated me and said things to the director … Things that are crazy, that would never do and that are unprofessional.” They did not make sense, “says Moretz.
“It’s crazy. You have this inferiority thing, and I’m the one I think ‘you’re just like me, you’re no different. I am the protagonist of this film, and I do not know why you try to push me aside because you have a minor role . Little attitudes to try to get you down. “
When asked if he was on a project where he was paid less than his male co-star, Moretz does not cite a specific case but rather talks about the broader issue of gender inequality in Hollywood. “Even if they pay you the same, it’s the little things, especially if their trajectory is bigger than yours, you are no longer heard and taken a secondary position . “
Despite his extensive resume, Moretz admits he still has to struggle to get papers. In fact, as a former child star, Moretz says that sometimes he has to work harder to prove his worth. “Sometimes it’s ‘Oh, you’re too familiar, your face is in too many things.’ And I say good, if it was unknown, then I would not be sufficiently known, “he said to describe his constantly struggling in the industry.
Recently, Moretz was not considered for a role simply because of the color of his hair. “They told me she was too blonde and they could not have two blonde girls in the same movie. That’s such a masculine way of looking at things.”
“I deal with this every day,” he adds. “You have to hold on to your guns, I always say to have them come into the room and give me a test, because I will try to win the audition, at least that way I will know that I did everything I could and gave everything. But you know, when one door closes, another opens, I never try to pressure someone who does not want me for a role. “
This article originally appeared on t13.