Chloë Grace Moretz has “pulled the plug” on all of her movies, the 19-year-old actress told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week.
Chloë had previously been slated to star in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. That said, we’re not sure what this means for the fate of the movie, or who will take Chloë’s place. (It’s still listed on Chloë’s IMDB page, but as the movie is only announced and not yet in production, things can change. Any other not-yet-released movies listed for Chloë are in post-production.)
Chloë told The Hollywood Reporter that she had begun to take on so many projects that she started to lose sight of why she went into acting in the first place. “I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” Chloë explained. “I’m realizing that I can slow down.”
However, Chloë isn’t completely disappearing from Hollywood. She told THR that she’s turning her focus to producing, and will be working on a couple of television shows.
We’re glad to see that Chloë is placing a priority on her personal growth and emotional health. She claimed her first role at age 7 and she’s been in over 50 films. We all need to take breaks from time to time, and even celebrities sometimes need a vacation from the spotlight.
As well as talking about taking on Twitter trolls, and working her “ass off” on screen, she opens up about dating Brooklyn Beckham, whom she met two years ago at SoulCycle: “One of the reasons we’re dating him is great is that we both get what it means to have our live twisted and torn apart and faked,” she told us.
“Seriously, you don’t know how often I’m just described as ‘his girlfriend’. And you think: ‘well, I’ve also been acting for 13 years, but don’t worry’.“
One of the most exciting young talents in Hollywood – most recently proving her comedy chops alongside Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in Bad Neighbours 2, and soon to start filming on the much-anticpated adaptation of The Little Mermaid – Chloe’s not afraid of being labelled outspoken:
“‘Do you really want to stir the pot?’ I’d get asked early on. And once I’d thought about it, I decided that, yeah, actually, I do. Because that one person who speaks out ignites millions of other people to speak out…”
On the well-reported Hollywood pay gap she says: “Feminism for me has always just been about equality: me being worth exactly the same as my male counterparts, but not more than them – unless what I do is of a higher equality.”