AceShowbiz - Chloe Moretz talked about Hollywood sexism on her cover story for the latest issue of Variety magazine. The 20-year-old actress revealed being fat-shamed by one of her male co-stars. "It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set," she said.
"This guy that was my love interest was like, 'I'd never date you in a real life,' and I was like, 'What?' And he was like, 'Yeah, you're too big for me' - as in my size," she remembered. She didn't give any name but said the actor was "23, 24 or 25" and she was only 15 back then.
"I went bawling to my brother and he was like, 'What happened?' And I was like, 'He told me I was too big.' And my brother was like, 'What just happened?' My brother was so angry," she recalled. "I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard."
She added, "It just makes you realize that there are some really bad people out there and for some reason, he felt the need to say that to me. 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."
The "Brain on Fire" star also opened up on another unpleasant experience with a different male co-star. "I've had a younger male lead ostracize 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.
"I've had an actor do that to me. It's crazy. They have this inferiority issue, and I'm like, 'You are completely equal to me, you are no different than me. I just happen to be the lead in this movie, and I don't know why just because you are kind of the smaller character that you're pushing me into a corner to try and put me down. Little snips that just put you down."
When asked about equal pay, Moretz said, "Even if you're being paid equally, it's the little things, especially if the male lead is bigger than you - you aren't listened to as much and you take a back seat."
The actress additionally addressed Kim Kardashian feud, "It's sad for her to reach out like that to a young woman. There's a lot of woman-on-woman hate."