Chloë Grace Moretz: I struggle
Chloë Grace Moretz always follows her heart when it comes to her career.
The 17-year-old star made her film debut in 2005 movie The Amityville Horror, which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for. Despite having gone on to land roles in successful movies such as Kick-Ass and the remake of Carrie, Chloë still sees the industry as a battle ground in which she must work hard to succeed.
"I’m still fighting for every role that I get. I’m still fighting the boundary of how old I can be or how young I can be, or how they want me to be something that I’m not," she explained to Collider.
"You’re constantly having to struggle, especially as a female actress, against the higher powers that are trying to keep you in a spot that makes them feel comfortable. That’s a major thing that I’m battling with, right now. And even though it’s been hard, it’s also been easy. I’ve always followed my heart."
Chloë has four older brothers and one of them, Trevor, serves as her acting coach, accompanying her on press trips when their parents Teri and McCoy are unable to join. Many doubted the teenager's talent when she was younger, but she could always rely on her mom, dad and other relatives to support her dream.
"I’ve been working since I was five years old, and everyone in my life, outside of my family, would look at us and go, 'You’re crazy! Take your kid out of the business and put them in school because you’re never gonna succeed.' That was my entire life, being brought up," Chloë recalled.
"My mom was always like, 'If you love it, do it. If she’s actually having fun, and I know that my kid is having fun, she’s gonna do whatever she wants. Whether that’s gymnastics, learning the car, acting or just being a normal kid, she’s gonna do what makes her happy.' That’s how I’ve always lived my life."
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