Aug. 9 (UPI) — Chloe Grace Moretz says she was left in tears after a male co-star fat-shamed her as a teen.
The 20-year-old actress recalled in an interview for Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue how an actor in his 20s told her she was “too big” to date when she was 15.
“This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me’ — as in my size,” she recounted. “It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.”
Moretz didn’t share the actor’s identity, but did say he was “23, 24 or 25” when she was 15. She said she went “bawling” to one of her four brothers after the incident, but pretended like nothing happened on set.
“I had to pick it up and go back on set and pretend he was a love interest, and it was really hard,” the star confessed.
“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,” she said. “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.”
Moretz apologized in May after fans called out her movie Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs for body-shaming in a marketing campaign. The film used an ad featuring a thin Snow White next to a heavier version of herself, with the tagline, “What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 Dwarfs not so short?”
“I have now fully reviewed the mkting for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team,” Moretz tweeted at the time.
“Pls know I have let the producers of the film know. I lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety,” she added.