Chloe Grace Moretz’s career crisis
Chloe Grace Moretz had a career crisis when she was 19.
The ‘Miseducation of Cameron Post’ actress has been making movies since she was just seven years old and she admitted she reached a point where she didn’t feel like she knew who she was, so pulled out of all the upcoming projects she was attached to to take time to reflect.
She said: “I didn’t even know acting could be a job until I was about 13, ’cause I saw it as like playtime. But then when I was 19, I had a moment of being like, whoa, I’m 19, I’ve done 50-something movies, what am I? Who am I? I felt the flame that I’d had my entire life start to dwindle and that terrified me.”
The 21-year-old star admitted the period was “scary as hell” because she didn’t know what to do.
She added in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph magazine: “I didn’t know what to do. It was the silence that I was unaware of, because I’d always been around so many people and then to just wake up and not have anything to do and know that there’s no meetings to go to, no script to read, was the most jarring, silent moment of my entire life.
“I realised in that moment that I’d never had quiet.”
Though she’s been acting since she was a child, Chloe insists it has never been difficult for her.
She said: “I don’t know what I do exactly. I know that I just react, and I’ve done this since I was a little girl. I’ve always been an empath and it came very easy to me to just channel these emotions.”
The ‘Carrie’ star recently tried watching some of her old movies but it was a bizarre experience.
She said: “I felt it was a different Chloë than it is now. It’s like every Chloë that lives in every movie I’ve done is a different thing, it’s always been third-person for me. Confusing!”