Chloë Grace Moretz speaks out against Hollywood, celebrity obsession, and even her own fans in a new interview and it’s pretty intense. Her latest film just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and she was asked about the differences between American films and French films, which then led to a discussion about the pitfalls of Hollywood and fame.
Moretz says she doesn’t like to party, and even red carpet and other public appearances can be difficult. Of her fans she says the following:
They’ll be like, “You have to give me a photo. I buy a ticket to your movie. I, in a sense, own you. If I don’t buy a ticket to your movie, you’re done — so you have to take a photo with me.” There’s a lot of entitlement, especially nowadays, in Hollywood, because they think they know everything about you. They think that because you have an Instagram, they can go break into your house. “You let us in! I’ve seen your house on your video!”
She even goes so far as to describe her lifestyle as “depressing”:
There’s no vaseline on the lens anymore. We want the sharpest image, to see all your pimples! We want to see that you’re a messed-up human. We want to see you cheat and lie. And it’s kind of depressing because, instead of being actors, we’re now just entities, which isn’t our job.
Moretz is certainly not the first celebrity to speak like this. Gwyneth Paltrow recently compared being a celebrity to being at war, and then Charlize Theron compared fame to rape. Do these celebrities have a right to complain, or should they build a bridge (out of their stacks of cash) and get over it?
Note: It should be said that, as a few readers mention in the comments, Moretz ends the interview on a positive note. While she does, indeed, describe her career as “depressing,” she also implies deep satisfaction with her work.