Chloë Moretz is on the cover of May’s Nylon magazine, representing their Young Hollywood issue with her fresh, punky style. In an interview she defends her squeaky-clean image and her determination to stay on the right path.
“I’m, like, incredibly straight-laced, considering what some 16-year-olds are doing,” Chloë says. “This business is not peaches and cream, and I’ve fought tooth and nail to earn this spot. I’m not a girl who’s ridden on a last name or lucked into it from getting on one project that blows up. I worked for 11 years, and I have to keep working, too, because if I sat back on my haunches right now, I could disappear within a month.
But Chloë admits that her career choice isn’t known for its wholesomeness.”On the other hand, I have to portray that glamorous image of, like, Dior Couture! Chanel! Prada! That’s a character. It’s ‘the star,’ not ‘the girl.’ So in my brand, it’s all in one package,” she says. “That’s just what you have to do.”
The 16-year-old actress first gained notoriety as the foul-mouthed pre-teen in Kick-Ass. “We all looked at it and were like, ‘Who knows what people might think?'” she said of her role in the original movie. “They might be totally offended and never want to hear from me again, or people might love it and go, ‘This is the raddest female-empowerment Angelina Jolie-type character for an 11-year-ild girl.'”
“It was a big risk, a really big risk. People were saying to my mom, ‘What did you do to your child? You ruined her!’ But I was like, ‘It was my choice! I wanted to do it!'”
Check out more of Chloë’s interview over on Nylon.com