Chloe Grace Moretz: "I want to be a breath of fresh air for the cinema"
Chloe Grace Moretz: "I want to be a breath of fresh air for the cinema"

Chloe Grace Moretz: "I want to be a breath of fresh air for the cinema"

Chloë Grace Moretz, a woman in a red dress posing for a picture at a Quinceanera event

Max Mara has honored her with the "Face of the Future" award.

The stories of emotional derailments have little or nothing to do with Chloe Grace Moretz. However, she is not unfamiliar with the stories of actors like Macaulay Culkin, Corey Feldman, Corey Heim, or Brad Renfro, who didn't handle their sudden fame well as children or move forward in the profession when their voice and appearance began to change.

At 15, Moretz confidently states that the worst is over, and her transition from a girl to a woman on the big screen is about to be completed. She is backed by her 27 films since she started at the age of six, as well as the fact that she gained international recognition a year ago when Martin Scorsese chose her for the role of Isabelle in "Hugo."

Perhaps that's why Max Mara has honored her with the "Face of the Future" award for her manners and overwhelming future, joining a list that already includes names like Jennifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Banks, or Katie Holmes, among others.

But this Catholic girl, born into a conservative family in Atlanta, has a different air—unsatisfied ambition, a natural worker, and devoted to her craft. She's on a mission to stardom, to the global crown of the movie mecca.


If you had to explain who you are as an actress, where would you start?

Chloe Grace Moretz: It's difficult to talk about myself in the third person and describe me, but if I have to, I'd say that I like to be perceived as a versatile actress who can play any role, regardless of age, and in a believable way. That's my hope for now and the future, although right now, I'm happy and enjoying this part of my career. The rest matters less to me.


Max Mara says you are the face of the future. What do you think?

It's crazy to be perceived in that way. I had never stopped to think about something like that until they gave me the award. It's an honor, that's all I can say.


Do you think the future will be as intense as your first nine years of your career?

What used to be intense has now become a kind of routine. It's the stage I'm currently in my life, and it already seems normal to me.


They say you are a workaholic, that you can't stop. Is it true?

I'm in love with my craft. My passion is acting, and for now, I belong to that category of workaholics. I won't deny it.


Also, your biography describes you as "very Christian," as a devout girl.

I come from a very Christian family, and I consider myself a young woman guided by those religious values. It's something that has always accompanied me.


Don't you feel that yours is an atypical profile in Hollywood, where the trend is increasingly agnostic and liberal?

I don't think I'm part of the average because my family has a lot of influence on my career. I'm neither typical nor want to be. I want to be new, a breath of fresh air in cinema.


To what extent does religion influence the choice of future roles?

I look for the most appropriate role without thinking about what it might contain that goes against my religious values. It's a matter of choosing what is good for my career, not so much an ethical or moral issue, although obviously, my mother has a significant hand in what I do with my life. However, I believe that so far, I haven't done anything I shouldn't.

Chloë Grace Moretz and a group of people standing in front of a crowd at a Quinceanera celebration


Do you have a specific plan to reach the heights you hope to achieve?

I just want to be happy, whatever I do, whether it's in the world of acting or anything else. If you're not happy, the philosophy should be to make a change. But what I'm looking for is any role that helps me grow physically and emotionally, something that puts me in different terrains. I like to take risks and be put in situations I haven't been in before.


Are you not afraid of the Macaulay Culkin effect, the danger of staying by the wayside like other child actors?

No, not at all. The difference in my personal case is that I've had adult roles since I was very young, like playing a killer at just 11 years old. I've made a good transition.


Do you think that transition and those fears are behind you?

I'm changing every day, and this profession makes me evolve constantly. I suppose it's difficult to keep up with me because every day I learn something new that I incorporate into my way of being.


Do you not regret losing part of your childhood with so much filming?

I don't regret anything I've done in my career or my life. Everything I do has a compelling and precise reason.


At what point did you feel you had reached a turning point and would be a significant actress?

I think "Kick Ass" was the key moment in my career because before that, nobody knew me. At that moment, I began to change. Then came Martin Scorsese and "Hugo," which placed me at another professional level. I started working with the biggest names and sharing sets with amazing people.


After Martin Scorsese, which other names do you aspire to?

I would give anything to share the screen with Natalie Portman or Meryl Streep, or to work under the direction of Darren Aronofsky or Guillermo del Toro, people I would like to cross paths with in the future.


Jennifer Lawrence says she hopes the attention currently on her will decrease a bit in the future. Do you share the same hope?

I think that attention is part of this journey, and the fact that journalists want to talk to you is a sign that you are important and that your career is worthwhile. Every actor wants to be the best actor possible, just as a journalist, singer, or lawyer aspires to excellence in their field.


If there were a ranking in your profession, who would be number one?

Meryl Streep is definitely number one. Although my favorites are a select group, including Natalie Portman, Liz Taylor, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. The list is so extensive that I think I wouldn't finish it all day.


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