by Sherif Awad
Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career at the age of seven, appearing in the award-winning film The Amityville Horror. Moretz has since appeared in several films, including The Amityville Horror 2: It’s About Time, Valentine’s Day, The Ugly Truth, The Last Airbender, The Choice, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Kids Are All Right, and Kick-Ass. Moretz has played in several television series, including The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Client List, iZombie, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
She was the child star who did everything ‘right’, and yet still lost herself along the way, albeit in private. But after dealing with the paparazzi and the effects of being in the public eye Chloë Grace Moretz is finally feeling like a grown-up woman, she tells HUNGER.
Almost 20 years. That’s how long Chloë Grace Moretz has been acting; and for more than 10 years of that time, intense paparazzi and social media intrusion have been her reality. “There’s always gonna be the darkness that comes with fame,” she tells me as she fiddles with the zip on her oversized hoodie while sitting on the sofa of her LA home. “When Kick-Ass came out, I was 12 years old,” she continues, “and I think from that point forward everything shifted.”
While 2010’s Kick-Ass was undoubtedly the breakthrough moment for Moretz, now 25, it’s certainly not all she’s known for. With more than 50 film credits to her name, from the critically acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria to the comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, in which she starred alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, she has been busy. She also has a reputation for speaking out in support of a range of issues – such as LGBTQIA+ rights and Hillary Clinton circa 2016 – and as a result she has earned what is known in the industry as “a good rep”. When we speak it’s to promote her upcoming Amazon series, The Peripheral, adapted for the screen from William Gibson’s sci-fi novel about virtual reality, time travel and family. It’s a whirlwind of a watch, both gripping and horrifying in turn, almost like fame itself, really.
“The Peripheral was my first foray into television. It’s eight, hour-long episodes all-in — which is like shooting eight movies back to back. It’s a behemoth, to say the least, but it was perfect,” Moretz says. “It’s filled with so many twists and turns and really exciting action sequences, so it has something for everybody. But for me, at the heart of it, it’s about strong interpersonal relationships. The relationships between the characters are so dense and so beautiful that you want them to win against all odds.”
“I worked on a lot of different things. I was in one movie, and then I was in another movie, and then I was in another movie, and I was very busy, but I didn’t really have any time to… I didn’t want to be like, ‘Oh, I have these things that are done,’ ‘I have to do this,’ ‘I have to do that.’ I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be – I’m not going to do that. Maybe I’m going to work on this one, and I’m going to work on this one, and I’m going to do this one, and I’m going to do this one.”
Why Should We Watch the New Netflix Movie Blonde on Marlyn Monroe? – MEETING VENUS BY SHERIF M. AWAD-FILM CRITIC/CURATOR/PROGRAMMER-EGYPT-ECUADOR: since 1990
by Sherif Awad The new Netflix movie Blonde on Marlyn Monroe is currently one of the most-anticipated films of the year. Its release is just around the corner on September 14th, and it is already garnering a lot of attention. This new movie is a biographical story of Marilyn Monroe’s life during the time she was dating Joe DiMaggio.