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Chloe Grace Moretz calls for gender neutrality

Published 11/05/2016

Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't understand why the word "feminism" has become so polarising in recent months.

Chloe Grace Moretz is keen for the world to focus on gender neutrality.

The 19-year-old actress is known for her political views, and has even canvassed for U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to the topic of feminism, Chloe doesn't understand why it has become such a divisive subject.

"The word has become incredibly polarising recently and I don’t really know why," Chloe said during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night (10May16). "I talked to a lot of women during the caucusing (for Hillary) and a lot of them were really scared to admit that they were feminists.

"I think we need to get to a point where it’s about gender neutrality and less about just feminism or just raising one particular sex. We need to make it more neutral because I think the word has become demonised a little bit."

Chloe has been acting since she was just six years old, but managed to avoid the "child star curse", which has affected the careers of stars such as Drew Barrymore, Macaulay Culkin and Lindsay Lohan.

However, if she were to hit the headlines for a scandal, Chloe has plotted a scenario out.

"I would want to go to the Met Ball, wear a really nice dress and then walk up to a huge star - someone like Angelina Jolie - and grab a glass of red wine and throw it on her," she said. "And get into a big cat fight and then end up tumbling down the front steps of the Met. And then there’s a shot of me tumbling headfirst down the steps!"

The young star's next role will see her star in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. She has appeared in a variety of films such as Kick-Ass and The 5th Wave, but insists her movie choices have not been a conscious decision to "go against the grain".

"It was more like, I grew up with four older brothers, I didn’t grow up wearing pink… I grew up being more of a tomboy in that sense, and that reflected itself on the screen," she explained.

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