Chloe Moretz, 16: ‘I’ve learned to think of myself in the third person’

You know that I have sort of mixed feelings about Chloe Moretz – she also goes by Chloe Grace Moretz – and her seemingly too-early stardom. A few years ago, I would have said that there was an uncomfortable dash of Lohan in Chloe Moretz, but nowadays… I don’t know. I have high hopes that she’ll be able to manage her early fame into an adult career without having to stoop to twerking, craziness or a series of headline-making arrests. Chloe is currently promoting the remake of Carrie, and as such she got the cover of Seventeen and W Magazine for October.

You can read the W Mag piece here – her interviews always make me so uncomfortable. She’s so… ADULT. And she always has been. There’s never been much “child” in her. Take this quote from her W interview: “To be honest, I feel most confident when I am in front of a camera. I’ve learned to think of myself in the third person. When I watch my scenes, I’ll say, ‘She could have done better.’” She’s 16 years old. THAT is not precocious. That is something I would expect a 40-year-old actress to say, not a 16 year old.

Chloe’s Seventeen interview is a little bit better and slightly more age-appropriate. She talks about bullying and here’s something I didn’t know – she has TWO gay brothers.

She may only be 16, but Chloe Grace Moretz is the new cover star of Seventeen magazine! In the October issue, the young actress, who stars in the much-anticipated remake of the 1978 horror film Carrie, shares her nine friendships rules to live by. Bullying is a major theme in her upcoming film, and Moretz says she always stands up to bullies — especially when they attack her family.

“I have two gay brothers and two straight brothers, and my gay brothers were treated horrifically until they grew up and understood how to deal with it,” she shares about her four older brothers, Brandon, Trevor, Colin and Ethan. “I will delete you and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers.”

The Kick-Ass 2 star also puts her family first above everything. “Never choose your friends over your family or a boyfriend or girlfriend over the family,” she says. “My mom [nurse Teri] has always taught us that blood is thicker than water. No one will ever understand the dynamic of your family. Ever. We are the closest family ever and we are the most insane family ever. It may look weird to others, but to us, it’s life.”

When Moretz does spend time with friends, she only surrounds herself with people who hold the same values as she does.

“What my friends and I have in common is that we all strive to do something,” the actress shares. “They want to go to good colleges, be writers, publicists, fashion designers –whatever it is they want to do, they know what they want and are gunning for it.”

[From Us Weekly]

So, she’s the youngest of five and the only girl. And I know her one brother, Trevor, is basically her handler, acting coach, personal assistant and red carpet escort everywhere. So maybe that’s why she won’t end up like a Lohan or a Twerky – her gay brother would NEVER let that happen.

Photos courtesy of Seventeen and W Magazine.

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  1. Harpreet says:

    I too was feeling uneasy when she was 14 and attending all those late night industry parties.

    But I hope she will be like Dakota Fanning,

    • Liv says:

      I think she was exposed to Hollywood and fame way too young. I hope too that she handles it well – George Clooney’s quote about being stuck at the age one got famous is pretty true though.

      Anyway, this is the cutest ever:

      “I will delete you and I will block you, and you will not be a part of my life if you ever say anything bad about my brothers.”

  2. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Liking her a little less after the “she” thing but I still like how she comes across in interviews even though, yes, she has never really seemed like a child to me – she’s always seemed perpetually 18. And I can’t wait to see this child prodigy and Juliette Binoche act circles around Kristen Stewart in Sils Maria :)

  3. Huh says:

    The shape of her face is so unusual.

    I loved Sissy Spacek’s Carrie and I look forward to CGM’s.

  4. aims says:

    You’re family is your family, I’d feel the same way.

  5. T.C. says:

    I like her putting the family first but she does act too grown up.

  6. Jennabean says:

    I saw her on punked I forget what they did to her but I remember before the reveal she was yelling at the character that she was “only 15 leave me alone I’m a kid” that just made me love her tht much more

  7. Bianca says:

    I’ve always like her a lot.

  8. duchessofhazard says:

    It helps that unlike Lindsay Lohan, Mortez doesn’t seem to need to work to support the family (or at least, a bum of a mother). If I recall correctly, her dad’s a surgeon, her mum’s a nurse and it’s her brothers who got her into the acting thing and tend to shield her from stuff so… I think she’ll go the way of Natalie Portman than Lilo, you know?

  9. Spooks says:

    I never really liked her, but I completely agree on what she says about family. Family comes first, always.

    • CC says:

      That’s easy to say for people who grew up in nice, happy families.

    • Zoid says:

      Yeah… My extended family is like that with the whole ‘blood’ thing… To the extent that if you marry into them, you’re pretty much expected to adopt THEIR family, but they will reject yours. As in, you will visit your family alone, without your spouse, because your spouse doesn’t consider people non blood related family. I know that isn’t what you were trying to say Spooks, I just wanted to share how much I hate ‘blood is thicker than water’ as a quote. I will build my own family, thank you very much.

      • Spooks says:

        Oh, God, I’m so sorry to hear about your families. I should have said MY family.
        I was very lucky to have grown up in a very happy family. We are all very close, not just he nuclear, but the extended family also. I live in the same street as my entire family on my mother’s side, so I’m probably closer to my cousins than some people are to their siblings. My dad’s family lives in another country, but we talk to eachother a couple times a week and visit all the time.
        I guess that, if you weren’t lucky to be born into such a family, you can make your own with your friends or spouses.

      • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

        Next time someone tries to use that quote on you, tell them that the original full saying was, “The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb,” and that it means exactly the opposite of what they’re meaning to say. It really means that it’s our experiences that give us the strongest bonds, not the conincidence of being born into a family.

      • lrm says:

        oh anne-to, thank you for explaining that saying blood is thicker than water. For some reason, I never knew it was an edited version. My mother always said it, too. Seems like most people think it means the opposite of what it actually means. Good to know!

  10. Maya says:

    I feel bad for saying this, but I just find her so annoying.

  11. bluecalling says:

    loved the last sentence. having a family that is interested in you as a human being makes it less likely for you to eff-up. good for her.

  12. Inky says:

    I really like Chloe, I think it is wonderful to see such a level headed young actress in Hollywood – you would think it would have gone to her head. I guess there is still time for her to act out, but it seems unlikely.

    However, am I the only one that finds the Seventeen magazine cover a bit creepy? It is like they have styled her too young almost? I know she is young, but it doesn’t look like a comfortable look on her.

  13. TherapyCranes says:

    I absolutely love her. I think she is growing up to be a gorgeous young woman. I don’t know why anyone would dislike her. It’s not as if she’s done anything to warrant any hate. She seems like a good kid that’s surrounded with love. I love what she said about her brothers, that was so adorable.

  14. ZAK says:

    CGM seems like a smart girl, more Dakota Fanning than Lindsay Lohan though. Lohan seemed like a sweet girl but always came off as too hyper and air-headed for her own good and her parents were awful. I think CGM can be decent in films but I don’t agree with all of the praise she gets as I have yet to see a really good performance from her.

  15. Lucy says:

    Some kids can be more mature than others who’re the same age, and that’s okay. To me, the thing about Chloe is that, unlike, say, Miley, she’s not all up in your face being all like “look at MEEEE and how mature and grown-up I am!!!”. No, I believe she’s like that for real. Which is why I’m not worried about her. She has a good head on her shoulders, and the support of her family. She’s gonna be fine!

  16. R says:

    I hope you guys realize that comparing every child star to Lohan reflexively is complete nonsense. She’s the exception, not the rule.

  17. ChrisK says:

    Chloe has some very interesting movies coming out in the future.

    I love what she said about her family, families like hers practically are like an animal species at risk of extinction in the entertainment industry.

    Other female celebrity that worship the family is Gisele Bundchen, this woman is crazy about her family.

    The difference is that Gisele’s sisters never did anything worth to talk about while in Chloe’s case having two gay brothers is in itself a difficult issue for many people.

  18. Lauren says:

    I’ve never been a huge fan or anything, but I think she’s talented and she’ll do okay.

    I recently read an interview with her, in which she said something to the effect of “the first thing people saw me in was Kick-Asss, cursing like a sailor, so I don’t think I’m going to have to prove I can play adult parts”… something like that.

    And it’s true. She’s not one of Disney’s princesses. We already see her as mature and handling dark subject matter, so when she turns 18… I don’t think she’s going to go nuts trying to “prove” anything.

  19. Nanea says:

    It’s a good thing CGM got her 17 cover at 16, because she probably won’t be allowed anywhere near teen mags ever again when the movie comes out that she’s filming with Denzel Washington now, The Equalizer where CGM is a hooker that DW will have to save from Russian mob killers.

  20. dj says:

    As a mental health professional I am disturbed by the use of herself in third person.

  21. Mel says:

    weren’t there some rumors about her a while back about saying racial slurs to a VS model who is married to a black guy plus some other BI about her and her family being really crazy? someone out there said they just kept their stuff really well contained.

  22. Ivs says:

    I’m 22, and I have 5 sisters and 1 brother; 5 of my siblings have children so I’m also the auntie of 9 amazing and hilarious kids. To say I understand the intensity of Chloe’s feelings is an understatement, lol!

    My mom has been with my father for 23 years and she always told us that even though our family was a mishmash of siblings, half siblings and step siblings we were ALL a family. The youngest one is 18 now and it’s just so cool that we’ve all stayed incredibly close! And the kids love their cousins haha, some days because we force them to

  23. Anastasia beaverhausen says:

    I like her so I hope she grows up well. And is it me or does she kinda look like Michelle Trachtenberg on the W cover.