Chloë Moretz on how she controls her public perception and the surprising way she spends her downtime

The 21-year-old's chosen footwear muse may surprise you...

09 Apr 2018

She has been a successful actress and model for fourteen years, but at 21-years-old, Chloë Moretz is only just getting started.

In a new interview as the face of Jimmy Choo, the young star opens up about her future in the industry that has shaped both her career and the majority of her life so far... and the shoes she'd like to do it in.

"I want to do more than acting"

I’m excited to try my hand at different jobs in this industry, to really dive into being more of a creator than just an actor. From producing through my production company, to co-directing with my brother, Trevor, I believe I will find ways to come in to my own artistic groove over these coming years.

"My single mother shaped the characters I play"

From the get-go I was bound to have a strong opinion of who I wanted to be in this world, which translated to who I am in this industry. It was never a question for me whether I wanted to be the heroine of my own story or the damsel in distress. I always wanted to be the one taking charge instead of riding shotgun.

"I'm not short of female mentors"

I’ve been incredibly lucky, from the time I was a kid in this industry to have always worked with such supportive women, in front of and behind the camera. They taught me, as did my brothers and my mother, that we are stronger together. Supporting each other will get us farther than being so fiercely competitive that you alienate not only others around you, but yourself as well.

"If I could walk in anyone's shoes for a day, it would be..."

Gloria Steinem. Because she’s always been such an inspiration to me. She stood up for so many things politically that, over the years, were considered controversial to support. She never took 'no' for an answer, and stood behind her words and for equality for all.

"I have to be in control of my public perception"

It has always been important to me that I run all my social media accounts myself. I felt from the time I began on Instagram and Twitter that these profiles were extensions of myself, as well as platforms for me to be able to engage with my fans and have my words be spoken directly from me. I’ve found it really exciting to share my love for photography on Instagram, giving my fans a glimpse into my world, from my point of view.

"It's important to take time out"

Just being home with my family and my dogs is the most important respite for me. I also meditate daily to re-centre myself and help my brain quiet down.

"I care more about who I holiday with than where I go"

This last getaway that we had for my birthday where my family and I went to Mexico. For me, it’s more about the company you’re with over the destination. If you’re with people you love, you can be anywhere in the world and it feels like home.