Chloe Grace Moretz reflects on being a ‘Family Guy’ meme: ‘Everyone was making fun of my body.
Chloe Grace Moretz has grown into a Hollywood superstar after having her breakthrough moment in 2010 when she was just 12 years old and landing several big gigs over the next decade. But as the 25-year-old now reflects on the intense scrutiny she deals with as a public figure, her journey hasn’t been without a hitch.
In an interview with Hunger magazine, Moretz said he recalled the day he realized his fame as a teenager. “It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was doing red carpets when I was 18. I went off and felt so self-loathing and completely confused about the experience that went down. I got really sick afterward.” ,” she said. “I had this really jarring shift in consciousness, I questioned who he was. What am I doing? Who am I? Why am I doing this? Like, what does it mean?”
Years ago, Moretz first encountered the paparazzi after starring in Kick-Ass. Now, he calls it a distant memory but unfortunately it was unforgettable.
“I was young and no one really bothered me 90 percent of the time. But when I saw the paparazzi for the first time since Kick-Ass, there were 10 to 15 older boys around a 12-year-old girl,” he recalled. “They pushed my mom and she ended up in traffic — she wasn’t hurt, but the situation was absolute chaos. It’s an all-nervous assault, with screams and flashes. I got in the car and then just dipped in.” I think that’s my before and after the marker.”
Still, it wasn’t until she grew older that she really felt the “darkness that comes with fame,” as she struggled with how she was represented in public spaces and how little control she seemed to have over it.
“For a long time, I was able to be the Chloe that people saw and the Chloe that I was in private. Then those two worlds collided and I felt really raw and vulnerable and open.” “And then came the onslaught of horrible memes that started being sent to my body.”
While social media plays an important role in enabling celebrities to connect authenticly with their fans, it also gives people the opportunity to connect with people on their own terms. For Moretz, there is one notable instance in which a photo spread hurt his credibility.
“There was a meme that really affected me, me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand. And this image was manipulated into a character from Family Guy with long legs and a short body, and it was one of them.” .” they were the most viral memes at the time,” he says. “Everyone was making fun of my body and I brought it up with someone and they were like, ‘Oh, stop the f***, it’s funny.’ “It’s ridiculous and it’s not going to change who I am, and it’s posted all over Instagram which is very hard for me to get over.”
Moretz said she has turned to therapy to “work through” everything that comes with her celebrity. After the meme mishap, it even became the funniest part of his job that felt awkward.
“It took a layer of something I was passionate about, which was dressing up and going on the carpet and taking pictures, and made me super self-conscious. And I think it’s body dysmorphia — which we all deal with in this industry.” ” ” . world — extrapolated by social media issues,” he explains. “This is a headf***.”
As a result, the actress says she “basically became a recluse” to take much-needed time out of the spotlight so she could ground herself in a private environment. That came with its ups and downs.
“Being away from the photographers, I was able to be myself and have a lot of experiences that people couldn’t photograph, but at the same time it caused me a lot of anxiety when I was photographed,” she said. “My heart rate would go up and I would gasp a lot.”
Moretz acknowledged that he appreciates having a break from people’s faces during a pandemic, especially when wearing a mask makes people feel awkward.
“I just put on a hat, put on a mask, and then put on top and there’s a lot I can get away with, like going to a concert or biting my lip or biting my lip or having no labels,” he said. “It was a time of evaluation for me. I lost my father during the pandemic, not because of COVID-related issues, but because there were drastic changes at a really volatile time. Then I had to leave.” London is set to begin filming [The Peripheral].