Meet Our September Cover Star, Chloë Grace Moretz!
Fall belongs to CHLOË GRACE MORETZ. Already a force in fashion, this new-old soul—the perfect muse for the season’s retro-futurist looks—has five upcoming films, and a multitude of red carpets to conquer. The wise-beyond-her-years 17-year-old starlet hits pause to hang out with BRIONY SMITH
The role of Teri, a street-worn sex worker and the female lead in The Equalizer, a $50-million action picture starring Denzel Washington, was supposed to go to someone in her 20s. But Chloë Grace Moretz wanted Teri. So she hustled for an audition with director Antoine Fuqua. A second audition followed. Moretz started calling Fuqua. Texting him. Emailing him. They spoke on the phone all the time. There was a third audition. A fourth. She kept calling. Texting. Emailing. One day, Moretz saw Fuqua’s name pop up on her cell. “He was like, ‘You’re the one,’” Moretz says. “I freaked out. I was freaking out.” She was 16.
The Equalizer is Moretz’s 28th movie. While her contemporaries—the sisters Fanning, Saoirse Ronan, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld—have doggedly stuck to drama (with the occasional romance or actioner thrown in), Moretz shows astonishing range. She’s spent the last decade working her way through the genres, from tongue-in-cheek action (Kick-Ass and its sequel) and moody horror-drama (Let Me In) to smart TV comedy (30 Rock) and marquee fantasy (Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows adaptation). A work ethic nonpareil means she has five films coming out soon. In addition to The Equalizer (Sept. 26), she plays a shy cello prodigy in YA romance If I Stay (Aug. 22); a cynical teen palling around with Keira Knightley in Laggies (Sept. 26); the young Diondra in an adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places; and a spoiled starlet in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria.
The 2014 Young Hollywood Awards were held last night and Chloe took the awards for “Fans Favorite Actress.”
Last night Chloe won the awards for Best Performance By A Younger Actor for “Carrie” at the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.