After spending most of her life on the screen, Chloë Grace Moretz has revealed why she needs to stay away from the highlights.
The 25-year-old actress has opened up about becoming a recluse after a ‘terrible meme onslaught’ and a viral side-by-side ‘family man’ photo assessed her physique as a cartoon character’s overly contorted physique . Moretz said she suffered from physical deformities and was “extremely anxious” around the paparazzi.
“I really never really talked about it, but there was a meme that really hit me when I walked into a cottage with a pizza place in hand. This photo was transformed into a ‘Family Guy’ with long legs and fast Torso figure, it was one of the most popular memes of the time,” Moretz told Hunger. “Everyone was trying to please my physique, and I got people about it, so they were like, ‘Oh, shut up, rattle, that’s humorous.'”
Moretz said: “I just remember sitting there thinking about my physique being treated as a joke, and that’s one thing I can’t change, it’s being posted all over Instagram. It’s as naive as taking leftovers to a hotel. To this day, once I see this meme, it’s hard for me to get over it.”
Alien added: “I believe the physical deformities we all deal with in this world are extrapolated from social media issues. What a headache.”
Moretz rose to fame when he was 12 when he starred in Kickass. Now, after more than a decade in Hollywood, Moretz says she has “mainly grown up as a recluse” thanks to the viral backlash on social media.
“It’s good because I’m away from being a photographer and being able to be myself and have a lot of experiences that people aren’t photographing, but at the same time being photographed terrifies me,” Moretz said. “My heart bills will go up and I might be hyperventilating.”
In 2018, Moretz told IndieWire she felt compelled to keep her career going after realizing she was “very saddened by the initiatives I’ve made in the past.”
“I used to go through extremely hard times with studio systems and try to find solutions to problems. I used to face these huge, invasive obstacles and I used to like to say, ‘I’m tired of overcoming one that’s designed for me’ The failed system,'” Moretz said, including that her agent has also been considering signing up to sign a conversion remedy for the gay drama “Cameron Published Wrong Education,” which would cost Moretz her career.
“I was struggling with a $100 million studio system and then crashed again on a movie that was only $1 million,” she recalls. “With this wonderful script and a personality that many would shy away from.”
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Chloë Grace Moretz: Family Guy Memes Made Me a Hermit