Chloe Moretz strutted her stuff for the May 2013 issue of Nylon magazine.
Inside, the actress spoke about the difference between television and film. She explained, “I always knew I wanted to do movies. The thing with TV is, people almost see you as a family member. You’re in a house every week, and you’re young and innocent. But if you’re 19 or 20, playing 15, and trying to transition into your sexuality, people are going to be like, ‘No, no, you’re my younger sister!’ Whereas for an actor in movies, there’s a distance. They have to travel to the theater to see you. Plus, TV is more of a job, and it can become kind of monotonous. I love spontaneity, which is why I love playing a different character ever few months.”
As for her good girl image, Moretz admitted, “I’m like, incredibly straight-laced, considering what some 16-year-olds are doing. It’s probably because I’ve gone to nice events with big people there since I was a young girl. Kids my age at school are fighting to get into clubs and be around an open bar, whereas I’ve had the opportunity to drink or do drugs if I wanted to, and I haven’t. I look around me and go, ‘God’s put me here for a reason. Why would I want to go take a drug or do something that can strip away everything I’ve worked for?’ This business is not peaches and cream, and I’ve fought tooth and nail to earn this spot. I’m not a girl who’s ridden on a last name or lucked into it from getting on one project that blows up. I’ve worked for 11 years, and I have to keep working, too, because if I sat back on my haunches right now, I could disappear within a month.”
Read more in the latest issue of Nylon, available now.