Chloë Grace Moretz: ‘I’m never bossy, it’s so unconducive to creativity’

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Chloë Grace Moretz cover’s this week’s The Edit to promote Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, opening today. I like the editorial much better than her Complex magazine spread primarily because it has a lot of menswear and layers, which I love. Chloë, bless her, has the same expression in every photo. The interview was conducted right before Brooklyn Beckham posted his “Bae” pictures to Instagram and Chloë confirming their relationship to Andy Cohen so in this interview, they are “just good friends.” As a result, the interview focuses more on Chloë’s unyielding drive and her close relationship with her mother and four older brothers. You can read the whole piece here, below are some highlights:

On her drive:
“I push myself very hard but I still can’t accomplish everything I want! There’s not enough time in the day. My mom wants me to make less movies. I’ve averaged three to four a year for six years. I get bored otherwise”

She drove an $80,000 car across country as soon as she got her license:
“And by the way – the sickest car. I have this deal with Mercedes so they gave me a GLE 450. There’s a massage button for the seats!”

She’s too frugal to pay that for a car, though:
“I think it’s silly. Unless it’s a vintage piece, then I get it. I’m more of a doorless Jeep girl.”

She’s too frugal to pay that for a college education:
“I’d love to do abnormal psychology or something, but I’d resent [the fees]. We need to do something about tuition costs in the US.”

Why she’s so deep:
“I understood life on a deeper level, because I watched my brothers make all their mistakes first.”

The best part of having brothers:
“When boys come over! My brothers answer the door and they’re like. ‘Yo’. All four of them. And they’re big dudes – all over six foot. It’s like, ‘You mess with [Chloë] and we will kill you.’ I love that!”

Her mother and brother manage her career:
“As an actor, I suppose, but we’re on the same level on the producing side. I’m never bossy, though; it’s so unconducive to creativity. And anyway, it would never work out because I’m a girl. Girls can’t act that way in this business.”

Why dating non-celebrities is hard:
“They’ve seen you in sex scenes in movies, they know what you look like crying. And they can, read your interviews and know your favorite bands so it feels like they have all this in common with you… Happens a lot. I’ll think, ‘How are we vibing so hard right now?’ Then I realize, and I don’t care anymore, I just go back to work.”

On the Beckhams:
“[The Beckhams] are a great family. They don’t tout their money either.”

Trying to relax:
“I’m trying. I took my family to Mexico for two weeks for my birthday and we hung out on the beach. So I’m learning. Well… There were lots of activities. Horseback riding, canoeing, tennis. I mean, you can’t just lie there.”

[From The Edit]

Chloë doesn’t make complete sense here, which is true of most 19 year olds. Yes, we need to make college affordable to more people but if Yale gave her an education, would she take it? I am bossy. I am also creative; I don’t understand how they work against each other. Maybe she is talking asserting will over the ideas of others but even bossy people learn diplomacy. Plus, bossiness doesn’t automatically prevent one from understanding the best result. And I may be in the minority here, but the double standard of terrorizing a boy calling on a girl drives me to distraction. Every time The Mister says something like this about our daughter’s future dates, I add, “because we really don’t care what happens to our son.”

I am impressed with Chloe’s accomplishments but I wish she would focus more on growing up than sounding grown up.

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  1. LannisterForever says:

    Wow, that last outfit is horrendous. She’s very beautiful though.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      +1, her face is flawless and she is a good actress (I loved her in Dark Shadows!)

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        I agree with the physical beauty. She was good in “Let me in”, tolerable in “If I stay” and to me was the worst part of “Dark Shadows”. She was totally miscasted as Diondra and event Emma Roberts would had made a better portrayal and that’s a lot to say.
        I think she will be good in “Neighbors,” considering is a light comedy. Let’s see what are her choices of movies in the upcoming years.

  2. Liberty says:

    A few years ago I was working on a project with this amazing top creative, and he was uber bossy BUT no one noticed, ever! Because he bossed via inspiration until people were following his orders like happy little ducklings, thinking they were doing as they pleased. Which they were, they liked his direction and it was fun to follow and paid off for everyone….but they were being directed. He is a controlling bossy man (with the results to show for his vision) BUT BUT so charming, such skill at getting everyone into his boat, I think no one would label his manner bossy in the accepted sense.

  3. mytake says:

    I have an irrational, yet intense, dislike for her.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I also have an dislike for her, but mine is rational – she’s annoying as f**k.

      What is abnormal psychology?

      • Wiffie says:

        Abnormal psych: clinical perspective of psychological disorders

        Personality disorders, mood disorders, sexual disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders, etc.

    • susiecue says:

      Me too. Her face has this smug thing going on…and I think she thinks she’s a bigger deal than she really is.

    • Jegede says:

      The Sunday Times did an interview with her last year.

      I can’t link it because it’s behind a paywall, but she – the interviewer – concluded that there is not something quite there with Chloe and especially with her brothers.

      She didn’t elaborate, but I did wonder.

      • xpresson says:

        I wonder if that interviewer was the same one that implied that Rafa Nadal was gay, What was her name?

    • Micki says:

      Perhaps because she’s the first- ever- deep- teenager you come across?
      In her case I feel too old for smth. more than an eye-roll. Make that an intense one though.

    • Gaby says:

      Me three. She’s also a terrible actress.

    • amilu says:

      Thank you. I do, too. Her face annoys me; her personality in interviews annoys me; and her fashion sense annoys me.

  4. Patricia says:

    For heavens sake she’s 19 years old. If someone interviewed me at that age I can’t imagine the meaningless and conflicting crap I would have said.
    When I was 19 I was knowingly dating an asshole, skipping college classes for no good reason, smoking way too much weed, and believing that some day I would solve all my problems by joining the peace Corp. lol it’s a messy age. Cut her some slack, check back in in three years and I bet she will sound a lot more reasonable, consistent and down to earth.

    • noway says:

      You are so right. And just for kicks don’t you think she might regret that last outfit pic too. Thank God I grew up before the selfie generation, because some of my fashion choices weren’t ready for close inspection or to be immortalized in photos.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Well, I wasn’t. Most of my friends weren’t. And that’s fine. Yours is fine too. But she’s so desperate to come across as adult and wise beyond her years, I don’t think I’m going to cut her some slack.
      I’m just a few years older than her and she reminds me of the people I knew who thought they’re so special and unique. It’s fine to think you’re a special snowflake when you’re 16. By the time you’re 19 you should realise you’re not.

    • Trixie says:

      Not everyone was a mess at 19. Some of us were diligent students who didn’t partake in illegal substances and didn’t date jerks.

      • Pix says:

        I agree. She comes across as a 16-year-old. I’m actually shocked that she’s 19! She might want to use some of her earnings to pay for a decent education.

      • Josefina says:

        And some people started writing and composing masterpieces by age 13. Does that mean all the kids who spent that age playing video games and watching TV are stupid?

        Chloe is a working actress. I haven’t read any stories of her showing up late or intoxicated to work. I haven’t read any stories about driving drunk and excessive partying. Chloe seems like a pretty normal 19 year old to me, who thinks she has it all figured out, and as time passes by she will notice that’s not the case.

    • Bey says:

      i excused her for her age. then i realized she isnt 14, she is 19. that is still young but it is not an excuse to be this far out.

    • Kitten says:

      I agree.

  5. guest says:

    You can afford to pay for college. She sounds really vapid here, but then again I’m cynical and she’s 19, so ehh?

    • ab says:

      right? I don’t understand her comment about tuition fees. the obscenely high cost of higher education is a serious issue, but I don’t see how that would make her resent going to college herself. unlike the vast majority of students, she can actually afford to pay for college outright, and if she really wants to go, she should go and be thankful that she won’t still be trying to pay for it 20 years later.

      • Miss M says:

        She probably wants it for free like she has gotten the mercedes…
        Hopefully she will continue taking her family on trips as she can afford it…

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This drives me batty. She has made 3-4 films per year for the last 6 years and she doesn’t want to pay tuition? What??????

      Sorry, babe. No full ride scholarships for life experience. Her statement shows that she at this time has no intention of getting a post secondary education.

  6. Erinn says:

    The thing I worry about with Chloe is that while she’s just as self centered and all knowing as any other 19 year old – other ‘regular’ 19 year olds are kind of forced to humble themselves.

    She lives in a world where she has people around her saying ‘yes, you’re right!’ all day long. She doesn’t have to get her life together like a senior in college would to prepare for a job hunt and the real world.

    I could easily see her NOT coming out of this ‘phase’ just because she doesn’t really have to, you know?

    • Bey says:

      good point. i hope at least her brothers would take her down a bit. thats a bonus of sibblings, they call you out on your BS. what she says about them sounds not good though.

  7. Locke Lamora says:

    God, I am so thankfull to live in a country where college is free, or at least where there are no tuition fees. With the shitty financial situation the world is in, who knows if I would ever go to college if I had to pay for it, and I was a really really good student.

  8. She is so young and I’m sure sheltered, but a girl can’t be bossy just sounds code for not wanting to be labeled a ‘b!tch’. Assertiveness and bossiness are desired traits in leaders and can certainly be finessed better, but it’s scary that young women are so scared of being labeled ‘bossy’.

    • LizLemonGotMarried says:

      That’s because girls are the only ones typically labeled bossy or a b*tch. Guys get told they have “leadership skills” and are “assertive.” Many (not all) women have been conditioned to “get along.” I’m the only female sales director in my division, on top of being the youngest sales director in my division, and I can promise you, there are many 50 year old white men who have called me bossy and a b*tch when I’m trying to get sh*t done.

    • Lex says:

      Which is a sign of her times and she shouldn’t be put down for that.

      Women are slowly rising through the ranks and our numbers in charge will grow. Men can adapt or get out of the way. We shouldn’t pay attention to the names anyone calls us if we want to succeed. A 19 year old with little actual life experience could understandably be afraid of not being ‘cool’ or ‘chill’. She’ll hopefully learn and be strong later on.

      • liz_bee says:

        But the times we’re in right now are all about leaning in (TM), you’d think that Chloe would be aware of that. I know she’s only 19, but there was a bit social media push just recently about this. Beyonce was all about it. That campaign was directed at young women. F–k Chloe, it’s not about being bossy, it’s about being a BOSS. Own it!

  9. InvaderTak says:

    She has a deal with Mercedes? How basic. Poor girl, didn’t get to drive her dream jeep across the country.
    Yes, I’m in a bad mood today.

    • HollyG says:

      I hope some marketing manager at Mercedes Benz read her line about how it’s “silly” to pay $80k for one of their luxury cars, picked up the phone, and cancelled her contract.

  10. Trixie says:

    “As an actor, I suppose, but we’re on the same level on the producing side. I’m never bossy, though; it’s so unconducive to creativity. And anyway, it would never work out because I’m a girl. Girls can’t act that way in this business.”

    So much sad.

    Being assertive, knowing what you want, and being able to effectively convey that to others is necessary for a good leader. If you are a producer, you need to be assertive and lead the team of people you have around you. That’s your job as a producer. Clearly Chloe does not understand that, which may be why she doesn’t actually have any producing credits on IMDb.

    • Bey says:

      she is 19 so of course its not wise to try to be a leader with people who have decades of experience.

      • Trixie says:

        How is she ever supposed to be a leader in the future if she believes “Girls can’t act that way”?

    • Andrea says:

      You brought up the comment that bothered me. “Girls can’t act that way in this business.” She’s been conditioned by her surroundings. So sad 🙁

      • liz_bee says:

        This combined with her body policing of other women is what is making me dislike her. Maybe it’s time to take a hint from Emma Watson and take some time off to educate yourself. Don’t go to college if you can’t afford it (sarcasm, this girl is loaded), but like, learn a book or something. 😛

      • Cam says:

        Folks, the comment you are so bothered by is not a serious one. She is more or less complaining about what she sees as a problem. Her cynicism tends to confuse the context of what she says in print interviews.

      • Andrea says:

        I originally didn’t read it that way, but going back I see it.

  11. Misery Fox says:

    I just can’t with her face in those pictures! She’s a beautiful girl but her ‘posing face’ is hilarious. I keep cracking up at how she looks like a slightly boss-eyed blowup doll. The photographer really should have told her to try something different.

    As for her interview, she sounds like a 19 year-old who’s a bit full of herself, but she might grow out of that. I’ll judge her more when she’s still like that in her thirties.

  12. Bey says:

    ” It’s like, ‘You mess with [Chloë] and we will kill you.’ I love that!””

    Male possessiveness is really nothing you should be proud of.

    • Okay, I’m going to go somewhere that many people wont like. Men are the number 1 threat to women worldwide. Despite all the laws and restraining orders telling men that they are not allowed to kill, maim, threaten women they still do. Honestly, it doesn’t hurt to have the men who love you make their presence known because, for some men, this is the only language they understand. Don’t even get me started on the women who are unfortunate enough to live in countries where they have no legal protection and have to contend with men who view them only as possessions.
      Don’t get me wrong, I love men but the facts are the facts and although women have their issues too, lashing out physically is traditionally not one of them.

      • Bey says:

        you obviously dont realize that the same thing Chloe thinks is soo cool is the reason of male violence.
        you also dont need to write you love men…wtf.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I feel it’s more like sibling posessivness. I am a woman and yet I could see myself saying that to my sister’s boyfriend. You hurt her I’ll hurt you. And my friend has a little brother and she feels the same about his girlfriends.

      • Andrea says:

        I read it the same way. I think its a sibling thing. I would say the same thing about my sister and my niece is the same way with her younger brothers.

    • WTF indeed. Clearly you can’t see the difference between people who love one another and people who are violent and hateful.

  13. Miss M says:

    “I am impressed with Chloe’s accomplishments but I wish she would focus more on growing up than sounding grown up.”
    You just summarize the tone of her interview… My God she tries so hard to show she is mature that she comes across as younger than she is… I think she would take a Yale education to study “abnormal psychology” What does it even mean?! lol
    I don’t follow her career, but since she stated she doesn’t date “regular guys” because they would see her in sex scenes… In what movie has she done a sex scene?!

    • Cam says:

      She has sex scenes or something approaching them in the 5th Wave, Dark Places, and If I Stay.

  14. Ennie says:

    Of course the bossy thing refers to show business. If Angelina Jolie, a woman who knows what she wants, has clout and who is a diplomat, was called a “spoiled brat”, even when she was asking and insisting nicely in her emails… They would chew up and spit a young girl like her who Started to act up all bossy.
    Of course, if your work area allows it, you can be bossy or maybe at home. But in show business, and being a small fish uh-uh.

  15. Antonym says:

    I know it’s already been said, and dismissed, that she’s only 19. While I agree that not everyone is a mess at 19, and most average 19 year olds are forced to be a bit more humble, I would say it’s not terribly unusual for a 19 to not have developed a true sense of who they are & what they believe. A lot of 19 year olds are still parroting the beliefs of others (parents, teachers, in her case maybe manager). What I’m saying is, I think these are things she was told to believe and maybe not beliefs she actually owns for herself (she just thinks she does). Like she was told: “good girls aren’t bossy. You want to be a good girl don’t you?”. I don’t think she’s thoroughly challenged what she was told enough to actually understand and own these beliefs.

    Some of us do this by 19, but I’ve seen so many non-messy 19 year olds that appear to have their stuff together, but when it comes to what they believe they are still repeating their parents. (I think most of us have witnessed this with politics).

    I’m not trying to give her a pass. I hope the criticism she gets for these statements causes her to reflect on why she thinks these are the beliefs she wants, and whether they are even her beliefs.

    • Andrea says:

      I agree. This is where post secondary education will challenge/question some of her beliefs. Too bad she doesn’t want to pay the tuition???

    • Cam says:

      She’s being cynically sarcastic with many of these comments including the good girls one.

  16. Tala D says:

    Is unconductive even a word?

  17. Ayra. says:

    I hate the age excuse…

    • gyrlbye says:

      Me too, because it’s selective. Kylie Jenner gets reeled her as a lifelong idot, with no hope for redemption, but this girl doesn’t. I don’t see the difference, both are teenagers who think they know me than they do because of money and attention. Period.

      And the bossy thing, yuck. I have a toddler who is bossy as hell! Her little peers are all boys and she more than holds her own. I enjoy it and encourage it (with boundaries) because soon enough the world is going to try and shame that out of her…saying she can’t be creative or get things done if she’s too “bossy”. It’s sad this is coming from a young woman who headlines movies…who thinks she can’t get things done if she is too assertive.

      • Lex says:

        Chloe can at least read and string sentences together.
        Kendall has yet to show either skill.

      • Josefina says:

        Chloe works for her money and I can’t recall any stories of her being unprofessional. The only instance I remember her saying something truly dumb and out of touch was the Kim K criticism, and I’m only including that because others took offense (I thought she was making a perfectly valid point).

        Kylie says dumb shit everytime she opens her mouth, her lack of education is extremely evident and she makes money off of… Kardashianing (not a job)

        There’s a world of difference between the two.

      • Cam says:

        “saying she can’t be creative or get things done if she’s too “bossy”. It’s sad this is coming from a young woman who headlines movies”

        A problem with written quotes is they sometimes are misunderstood. As someone who has “followed” her for years I can assure you this is cynical sarcasm.

  18. Die Zicke says:

    She’s very pretty and looks great in menswear. She does come off as very immature though. I always forget that she’s only 2 years younger than me because in her interviews she sounds like she’s 14-16.

  19. serena says:

    Well, while I can see her point about college fees it’s not a problem for her, since she’s rich. So why the hell would she spout such nonsense? If you want to go to college AND YOU CAN afford it just go and shut it.

  20. Jessie says:

    OH my gosh. Someone put a sock in her mouth.

  21. Dangles says:

    She’s one of the few celebrities I like. She’s been in some interesting films but now that she’s become popularized she’ll probably become boring like Jennifer Lawrence post Winter’s Bone.

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  23. Josefina says:

    Man, I feel like an idiot reading these forums. I’m 27 and there’s times when I still look at my actions and feel like I have such a long way to go growing up. Ya’ll had life perfectly figured out by your first period. No dumb comments and immature mistakes came afterwards.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Right? If she were twenty five I’d side-eye some of her comments more but she’s still a teenager and living a fairly insulated existence. Let’s give her time to make mistakes, put her foot in her mouth and figure sh*t out.

    • Annetommy says:

      I’m old enough to be Chloe’s granny. I don’t have life perfectly figured out. When you do think that, life has a habit of twisting round and biting you in the arse.

  24. Almondjoy says:

    She tried really hard here and I’m glad that she cares about how she comes across instead of just speaking recklessly and sounding like a complete fool. She’s saying what she thinks sounds good. Chloe is a teenager so I give her a pass. It’s a waste to take time out to pick apart the words of someone that young.

    • Dangles says:

      Agree. And at least she’s not waffling on like a Jenner girl about how she has to take two hundred selfies a day to get one worth putting on social media.

  25. Veronica says:

    Pfft. I’d say most of us resent tuition costs, lol. I know I’m not looking forward to the school loans for medical school. Hopefully, a few years down the road, she’ll be more aware of how lucky she was to land a career so young that raked in so much without the cost of that education.

    On a more superficial note – I find her red carpet style absolutely awful and hope she gets a good stylist soon.