Chloë Grace Moretz Discusses Not Giving Kim Kardashian Any More Attention
The actress spoke exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter at Deauville Film Festival about her recent decision to drop out of her upcoming movies and about how her mentor, Hilary Clinton, advised her after her social media standoff with Kardashian.
Of her career, Moretz says that she had a “‘Come to Jesus’ moment” after wrapping November Criminals and Brain on Fire and abandoned her lineup of projects that were to follow so that she could focus on producing.
“So I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” said Moretz. “I’m realizing that I can slow down.”
In her string of epiphanies, Moretz also realized that her social media following could be better used for spreading empowering messages about causes that matter to her rather than commenting on other people’s decisions from behind a screen.
“I realized if I stop talking about the negativity then it can’t thrive. And that’s something I came to very, very recently,” said Moretz, who responded to Kardashian’s nude selfie in March by saying, “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”
“I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention. So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [though] I don’t regret what I said,” added Moretz. “But also I realized that being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful. I learned that from Hillary [Clinton].”
“‘It’s great to be feisty,’ those were her exact words. But sometimes the smartest way to get into the psyche of people is to be the quietest person in the room. Let everyone else bicker and throw their words around and then you come in with the quiet voice and that will be the most impactful.”
Moretz will join Clinton on the campaign trail following the Toronto premieres of November Criminals and Brain on Fire.