Tuesday 21 January 2020

Chloe Grace Moretz recalls being fat shamed by co-star who said, 'I’d never date you in real life'

Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 2017 Variety's Power of Young Hollywood event at TAO on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
Chloe Grace Moretz attends the 2017 Variety's Power of Young Hollywood event at TAO on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event on August 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Chloe Grace Moretz attends the Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event at the Cartier Mansion on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Cartier)
Chloe Grace Moretz poses backstage at the Coach 1941 Women's Spring 2017 Show at Pier 76 on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Coach)
Chloe Grace Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham. Photo: Instagram
Chloe Grace Moretz arriving at the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 22, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Oscars. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Chloe Moretz attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz (R) and Brooklyn Beckham attend the American Premiere of Universal Pictures "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising"
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event on August 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

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Actress Chloe Grace Moretz faced the biggest acting challenge when she had to play a male co-star's love interest after he fat-shamed her on set.

The Kick-Ass star was left an emotional wreck after the unnamed castmate cruelly suggested she was "too big" and unattractive.

“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life', and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me - as in my size,” the 20-year-old tells Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue. “It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.”

The situation was made even more difficult when she had to continue working with her cruel critic: “I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard,” The Equalizer star shared. “It just makes you realise that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me.

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event on August 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz attends Variety's Power of Young Hollywood Event on August 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

"You have to kind of forgive and not forget really, but it was just like, 'Wow!' It was jarring. I look back on it and I was 15, which is really, really dark."

This isn't the only dramatic incident she's encountered with a male co-star - Chloe also found herself embroiled in a strange spat with another love interest in a different movie.

“I’ve had a younger male lead ostracise me and bring up fake issues just to try and put me in my place, and make things up to the director... things that are crazy, things that I would never do, unprofessional things that would make no sense,” she said.

Chloe Moretz attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Chloe Moretz attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Chloe Grace Moretz attends the Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event at the Cartier Mansion on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Cartier)
Chloe Grace Moretz attends the Cartier Fifth Avenue Grand Reopening Event at the Cartier Mansion on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Cartier)

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