Chloë Grace Moretz (Photo: JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Chloë Grace Moretz isn’t done speaking her mind.
The 19-year-old actress has been successful in Hollywood for years, yet the Kick Ass star has received more press recently for slamming Kim Kardashian than she ever has for her acting. That’s the world we live in, folks!
Moretz made headlines earlier this month for critiquing the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s nude selfie, and she has a couple more bones to pick. One of her latest targets? Squads… yes, that includes yours, Taylor Swift.
Moretz, who shares the screen in Neighbors 2 with Selena Gomez, was recently asked by Complex whether she knows her co-star’s bestie.
“Yes,” she replies, before specifically being asked if she was asked to join Swift’s squad.
“Yes,” she says — as the writer notes — “carefully.”
If you’re wondering what was behind Moretz’s simple replies, here is the interviewer’s take:
At this point I’ve forced celebrity Chloë Grace Moretz and 19-year-old Chloë Grace Moretz to collide. She seems to want to say a lot of things — perhaps about the “Bad Blood” singer — but already knows the repercussions of those things becoming public. I can practically feel her urge to unleash bubbling and rising to the top of her throat. Just then a smile spreads across her moon-shaped face, the padlock that keeps whatever’s in her mind just right there, and she says, measuredly, “She’s a very talented person.” “You can talk to me about these things, you know,” I say back. “You know I can’t!” she laughs.
Look at that… Moretz has even mastered the art of being outspoken without actually saying anything. However, she was willing to bash the idea of squads in general explaining, “They appropriate exclusivity… They’re cliques!”
So why all of this outspokenness now, you might ask? Sure, she has a movie to promote, but apparently it’s not a new thing for the young star.
Growing up in a Southern Baptist community outside of Atlanta, Moretz learned to find her voice fast. Especially when defending her brothers, two of whom are gay.
“I’ve almost gotten in fights because people say things out of color about my brothers,” she tells the magazine. “There were definitely moments when I was 13 or 14 and was worried about not being liked if I spoke out, but I realized that’s this forced, societal feminist outlook of how women should be — they should feel sorry for speaking out.”
That same mantra applies to her work, too.
“If you hire me, you’re not going to get some little girl that’s just going to sit there and be this puppet for whatever you want to push on society and appropriate,” Moretz insists. “There have been moments where I’ve read scripts and said, ‘Look, this has got to change. It’s not like you’re being a bigot, but it’s literally that it doesn’t even click with you because you don’t deal with it. But it clicked with me and I’m telling you, as a young woman, this is what has to change.’”
Hollywood, watch out.