The movie industry has always been a swampy ground for women. As time went by and rights were gained in other sectors, the workers of the seventh art were adapting to the new contexts and giving up spaces that were practically denied to women’s work before: both the monetary, as the protagonists, as the roles behind and in front of the camera. Chloë Grace Moretz She is one of the many actresses who suffered the judgmental gaze of men and admitted feeling all the time “infantilized” for them, for that reason, he could never make his career stand out. Can she do it now that the present is more gentle with women who want to succeed in the cinema?
For a long time, Chloë Grace Moretz She was seen as one of the great promises of Hollywood. Since her first appearance in Amityville Horror, the actress stood out for her presence. Years later, her participation in kick ass Y Let me in They showed that she could become one of the biggest stars in the industry. But even with fame and recognition, Chloë Grace Moretz he wasn’t having a good time, he felt “infantilizedby the men of Hollywood.
In an interview for the podcast Reign with Josh Smith, the young actress spoke about what it was like to deal with her fame at such a young age. Her outstanding participation in the aforementioned films opened the doors for her first leading role, right in her teens. And in an industry where most starring roles go to men, Grace Moretz she was able to detect a certain negative attitude from those around her.
“It was always weird, from my first lead when I was 14 in Carrie. It was always very interesting to see who wouldn’t be happy with a young woman. At that point, she had already worked for so many years, almost 10, and as she had bigger roles on set growing up, it was always very interesting to see the pushback that she would get from a lot of people.” recounted the actress.
Carrie premiered in theaters in October 2013. This adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, directed by Kimbery Peirce, It was very poorly received by critics and did not stand out at the box office either. One of the most commented aspects (for bad) was precisely the performance of Grace Moretz in the main role. Curiously, from there her career began to unbalance. She participated in sequels like Muppets 2: Most Wanted, Good Neighbors 2, and alleged franchises such as The fifth wave. Unfortunately, all those projects disappointed or were box office flops.
“Most of those people who rejected me were older men who, of course, infantilized me. If I had real things to bring to the table, they were often knocked over. Having to advocate for your 14, 15, 16 year old self in front of an older man is crazy. I think limits are something new for me. I didn’t grow up with any limits. I didn’t learn any and these hit me like a ton of bricks multiple times. I said, “You know what? I think I need to learn this thing called limits.”finished Chloe.
Now Chloë Grace Moretz is part of The periphery: Connection to the future. This series is about to come to an end through Prime Video. Do you think his career can take off again or will he have to live off his youthful successes?