Chloe Grace Moretz has said that she’s canned all of her forthcoming movie projects, so that she can ‘slow down’ her movie career.
The ‘Kick-Ass’ star, who’s just 19, made the comments at the Deauville American Film Festival in France, where she’s receiving the Rising Star Award.
She said that she’d had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment after wrapping on thriller ‘November Criminals’ with Ansel Elgort and Catherine Keener, and psych-drama ‘Brain On Fire’ with Carrie-Anne Moss, which she shot in quick succession.
“So I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m realizing that I can slow down.”
What this means for her starring role in the forthcoming live-action version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ for Universal is not yet known.
She confirmed – with some excitement – her casting in November last year, with newcomer Rebecca Thomas behind the camera and a script from Richard Curtis, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s original tale.
But she’s nonetheless busy, despite the move away from movies.
She’s found time to be in a high-profile dating situation with Brooklyn Beckham – now apparently over – and is hitting the election campaign trail with Hillary Clinton, after speaking in support of her at the Democratic National Convention in July.
“I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention,” she added.
“So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [though] I don’t regret what I said.
“But also I realized that being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful. I learned that from Hillary.
“‘It’s great to be feisty,’ those were her exact words. But sometimes the smartest way to get into the psyche of people is to be the quietest person in the room. Let everyone else bicker and throw their words around and then you come in with the quiet voice and that will be the most impactful.”
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