Chloë Grace Moretz Talks About #MeToo (And Sort Of Addresses Louis C.K.)
Chloë Grace Moretz distanced herself from the film I Love You Daddy after Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct came to light, but didn't actually talk about him directly—and she's still not really doing so. In a new interview with Variety at the Sundance Film Festival, Moretz said she thinks it's more important to talk about the movement against sexual harassment as a whole.
Of course, Moretz worked on I Love You Daddy before C.K.'s behavior came to light, although it had been an open secret in the industry for years. Some even saw the film as a sort of acknowledgment of his guilt: C.K. plays Moretz's father and tries to prevent her from dating an older, powerful filmmaker. In the interview, Moretz said she doesn't want to focus on the disgraced comedian and director.
I could single-in and talk about my experience, but I think it’s more important to talk about the entire movement as a whole. I’m one of hundreds of thousands of women in so many different industries that has a story. You could ask anyone in this room and all of us could give you 10 stories, I’m sure.
Moretz also acknowledged how much the culture of Hollywood and the film industry have changed since the movement against sexual abuse began. She goes on to say:
I think it’s just nice, the communication, and the fact that you asked this question at Sundance in a video suite, this never would have happened two years ago. So the fact that it’s a conversation and it’s a question is monumental, and I think that shouldn’t be looked past or looked over. We’ve all been through a lot of stuff, but at least we’re communicating and people are going to be held accountable.
After the allegations against C.K. came to light, Moretz told the Los Angeles Times, "I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times. I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further." This interview with Variety is the only other time she has addressed the issue of C.K. publicly, even though she largely sidestepped the question. I Love You Daddy was subsequently pulled from theatrical release and its premiere was canceled.
Watch the full clip of Moretz's response below.