Chloë Grace Moretz Considered Breast Implants at 16 After Being Given a Push-Up Bra on Set

Chloe Grace Moretz
Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.

Chloë Grace Moretz might’ve been 13 when she starred in her first movie, Kick-Ass, but that doesn’t mean that she isn’t aware of Hollywood’s never-ending beauty standards. The 21-year-old actor—who has spoken out against Photoshop and body-shaming—recently opened up about an on-set experience at 16 that almost led her to getting breast implants.

In an interview with Sunday Times, Moretz recalled working on a film when she was 16. After she was done filming, Moretz returned to her trailer where she found a push-up bra with silicone inserts left for her. Though no one explained why the bra was there, to Moretz, the message was clear. “I was, like: where did these come from?” Moretz said. “Those little things were insidious. Even though you can brush them off, you still internalize them. They make you question yourself and think: well, maybe I am unhappy with the size of my breasts.”

MORE: Celebrity Body Parts That Are Major Plastic Surgery Trends Right Now

As someone who has grown up in Hollywood, Moretz, who started acting when she was 7, understands the pressure of looking “camera-ready” and knows that the pictures she sees from red carpets and on magazines aren’t necessarily a reflection of reality. “I’ve had to look at Hollywood my whole life,” Moretz. “The people I’ve been comparing myself to are people who are not real.”

MORE: What 20 Child Stars Look Like, Then & Now

From a costar who played her romantic interest and body-shamed as “too big” to date in real life to the time that Moretz was photoshopped when she was 15 years old, Moretz is well-aware of Hollywood’s impossible beauty standards. That’s why she’s speaking out, in hopes of changing them.

share