Chloë Grace Moretz: I want to star in more 'gender-equalising' roles
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 May 2016
Chloë Grace Moretz is keen to take roles in more "gender-equalising" movies, where the main character could be played by either a man or a woman
Chloë Grace Moretz wants to star in more "gender-equalising" movies.
The 19-year-old actress is keen to pick roles in the future, which could have been played by either a man or woman.
She said: "With movies like 'Kick-Ass', 'Carrie', and 'Let Me In', I was able to push boundaries at a really young age ... Now that I'm able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms.
"My biggest thing now is making gender-equalising movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way."
The '5th Wave' star admits she was previously "uneducated" when it came to feminism but now understands it because of the "amount of adversity" she has faced in the film industry.
Speaking in the new issue of Glamour magazine, she added: "[A few years ago] I was uneducated on the word 'feminism' because I wasn't an adult in a lot of ways. I hadn't dealt with the amount of adversity that I deal with now, especially in business. I've travelled more. I've been part of different cultures and [heard about] what it means to be a minority young woman in this country and other countries. I've read more, experienced more. It's kind of an evolution.
"So now, for me, feminism means equality for people of all genders, races, and economic situations. But at the same time, I never really thought that feminism was about hating men; I was afraid that people would view me that way."
Meanwhile, Chloë previously insisted she won't be treated like a "puppet".
She shared: "If you hire me, you're not going to get some little girl that's just going to sit there and be this puppet for whatever you want to push on society and appropriate. There have been moments where I've read scripts and said, 'Look, this has got to change. It's not like you're being a bigot, but it's literally that it doesn't even click with you because you don't deal with it. But it clicked with me and I'm telling you, as a young woman, this is what has to change.'"