Chloë Grace Moretz: I'm Not Taking "Time Off" From Movies Per Se

"Why not sit back, slow down [and] realize I'm 19?" the actress asks E! News

By Zach Johnson Sep 14, 2016 5:05 PMTags
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The rumors of Chloë Grace Moretz's breakup with Hollywood have been greatly exaggerated.

Last week, at the Deauville American Film Festival, the November Criminals actress told The Hollywood Reporter she's taking time out of her schedule to focus on producing, in hopes of one day selling two TV shows. "I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again," she said. "I'm realizing that I can slow down."

Like her non-famous peers, the teen star is trying to figure out who she is and who she wants to be—and it's much easier to do that when she's not spending the majority of her time on a film set. E! News' Zanna Roberts Rassi caught up with Moretz at Coach's 75th Anniversary Fashion Show in New York City on Tuesday, where she clarified her comments to the trade publication.

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"It's not particularly time off," said Moretz, who next stars in Brain on Fire. "I'm just becoming more picky and particular about what roles I'm choosing. I think as an actor you have a huge opportunity to find yourself through the roles that you choose. I think it's my time, right now in my life, to figure out who I am and what I am and what I want and what this industry means."

Does that mean Moretz is ready to transition to TV and take a break from movies? At this point, nothing is certain. "We have all these amazing streaming services and everything that's coming into our faces, and we're all just taking baby steps," she told E! News. "Why not sit back, slow down, realize I'm 19 and go, 'Hey, let's make stuff that really, really hits hard with who I am and helps me figure out what it means to be a 19-year-old actor who is just doing her thing.'"