This month, Team InStyle jetted off to LA to shoot our June coverstar, the gorgeous and very cool Chloe Moretz. Shot on Venice Beach, props included a bin and errr a shopping trolley. Talk about glam! Known for her on-point style, Chloe unsurprisingly loved our edit of luxe designer labels, so much so, that she even bought the Celine look post-shoot.
But it wasn’t just fashion that she was happy to chat about. Over pizza (and vanilla frosted cake) she spilled on politics, dating and why she thinks girl squads are more exclusionary than empowering. Here’s a sneak peek of what she had to say but for more check out the June issue, that hits shelves on the 28th of April…
On speaking her mind on social media…
A few months ago, Chloe called out Kim Kardashian over her nude selfie. ‘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,’ she tweeted directly to her. Kardashian, replied: ‘Let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is.’‘ Chloe says of the Twitter spat: ‘I’ve never been afraid to have my own voice and to speak my own mind. I wasn’t catty about it,’ she says. ‘A lot of people came back and said, “You’re wrong.” I was like, “You might disagree with me and that’s great. Let’s have a debate.” At least I believe in something.’
On why she turned down an invitation to join Taylor Swift’s girl squad…
‘No one really puts herself in the shoes of the girl that’s not in the squad – and that was always me. I didn’t go to school. I had all brothers. I was a dork.’
On why she finds dating ‘horrible and weird’….
‘You already know what I look like in a bathing suit. You know what I look like in a sex scene. You know what I look like when I say “I love you” to someone. You’ve already seen it all.’ Coupling with someone like Beckham, who’s savvy about the exposure that comes with fame, must be even worse. ‘It creates a mass frenzy and they follow you in separate cars so you can’t just run around and share little silly and cute moments.’
On what she thinks of Donald Trump…
‘At first, I was like, “Look at this silly, loud-mouthed dude running for President. That will never be a reality.” Then it became this really strong, nasty, dark undercurrent supporting him and funding him to influence the masses. It’s shocking.’ Right now, it’s all about campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Moretz has volunteered for the Democratic Presidential hopeful and attended fundraisers. ‘I was so star-struck when I met her that I couldn’t breathe. I cried to her face!’
Don’t expect to catch Chloë Grace Moretz onstage at a Taylor Swift concert anytime soon.
The Fifth Wave star admitted she was invited to join the pop-star’s entourage at some point, and while she didn’t specify how she responded, she was willing to share her thoughts on the squad craze.
“They appropriate exclusivity. They’re cliques!” she told Complex for its April/May cover story, with a tone described as “exasperation.”
Asked to elaborate on receiving an invite to Swift’s celeb posse – which has included her friend Selena Gomez, and the likes of Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne – Moretz simply said of the singer, “She’s a very talented person.”
An outspoken proponent of gender equality, Moretz went on to explain how she’s become more willing to voice her opinions as she’s gotten older.
“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 kind of this forced, societal feminist outlook of how women should be – they should feel sorry for speaking out,” she said.
Elaborating on her views on feminism, Moretz added, “It’s about equality – and it’s not just about women being powerful. It’s about races being powerful; genders being powerful.”
Her stance on gender equality has even effected her choice of projects, and including her upcoming turn in Disney’s live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
“We can’t make this regressive tale in a modern world. We’re going to flip it on its head. It’s going to feel good for women and men in the sense that it’s not just appropriating feminism, and it’s not leaning on regressive stereotypes,” she said.