Unlike actors like Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Corey Heim and Brad Renfro, who began their careers as children then grew up without knowing how to handle their sudden fame and did not land roles once their appearance and voice changed, there is no emotional train wreck story for Chloe Grace Moretz.
At 15, Chloe confidentially says the worst was left behind and her on screen transition from girl to woman is about to be complete. Moretz initiated her career when she was six years old and has 27 films to back up her resume; among these films is Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” where she played “Isabelle”.
Perhaps this is why Max Mara named her the “Face of the Future” joining past awarded actresses such as Jennifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks and Katie Holmes.
But this family-oriented Catholic girl from Atlanta is different. Her endless ambition, her work and devotion are sure to help her on her way to stardom to conquer the cinema mecca.
If you would have to describe yourself as an actress, what would you say?
Chloe Grace Moretz: It is not easy to speak in third person and describe myself but if I must I’ll say I like to be perceived as a versatile actress who can believably play any character regardless the age. This is my hope for today as well as the future, although as of now I am happy enjoying this part of my career, the rest does not matter.
What do you think about Max Mara naming you the “Face of the Future”?
It is crazy! I have never thought of winning such an award, it is truly an honor that is all I can say.
Do you picture your future as intense as these first nine years in the industry?
What use to be intense now has become part of my daily routine, it is the phase I currently live in and it seems normal to me.
Some might say you are a workaholic, is this true?
I am in love with my career. Acting is my passion and currently I do belong in the workaholic category, I do not say no.
Besides, your biography describes you as a devoted Christian girl . . .
I come from a Christian household and I consider myself to be a girl guided by religious values, it is a part of who I am.
You do not fit the current typical agnostic and liberal Hollywood stereotype.
I do not think I am part of that since my family has a great influence in my career. I am not typical and do not pursue being typical. I want to be new, a breath of fresh air for cinema.
Does religion ever draws the line when it comes to choosing roles?
I search for the most appropriate role that would not interfere with my religious values. It is a matter of choosing what is best for my career and not an ethical or moral issue, although my mom’s opinion is important as well. So far, I do not think I’ve done anything I should not have done.
Do you follow a specific plan to reach your goals?
I just want to be happy, no matter what I do, whether it is filming or doing anything else. If you are not happy you must change what you’re doing. I look for roles that will make me grow physically and emotionally, something that would make me reach different fields. I like to take risks and being in situations I’ve never been before.
Does the Macaulay Culkin effect scare you, meaning not landing roles once becoming an adult?
Not at all, the difference with my personal experience is that I’ve played adult roles since I was little, like the 11 year old murderer. I have made a good transition with my roles.
Then you think both transition and fears were left behind?
I am changing day by day plus this career makes me evolve constantly. I guess it is hard to keep up with me since I learn something new every day and it affects who I am.
Do you regret losing part of your childhood due to filming?
I do not regret anything I’ve done with my career or in life. All of my actions had a precise reason.
When did you notice your career took off and you were recognized as an important actress?
I think “Kick Ass” was a key role in my career because before that movie no one knew who I was. After the movie everything changed, then Martin Scorsese’s Hugo happen and it positioned me at a professional level. I began to work with bigger names and to share the filming process with amazing people.
After working with Martin Scorsese, who else is on your list?
I would give anything to share the screen with Natalie Portman or Meryl Streep and being directed by Daron Aronofsky or Guillermo del Toro, these are people I wish to cross paths with in the future.
Jennifer Lawrence said she wishes the current attention and fame will eventually degrade, do you share the same feeling?
I believe the attention comes with the job and the fact that the media wants to speak with you is a sign that you are an important actor with a worthy career. Any actor wants to be the best possible just like any journalist, singer or lawyer wishes to excel in what they do.
If there was a ranking within the industry, who will be number one?
Meryl Streep is definitely number one. My favorite actresses are Natalie Portman, Liz Taylor, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. La lista es tan extensa que creo que no acabaría en todo el día. It is a long list; it will take me more than one day to name them all.