LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Chloe Grace Moretz has starred in 55 films in her career so far and, at 19 years old, the actress told The Hollywood Reporter, it’s time for a break.
Following her work on the upcoming thriller November Criminals and the drama Brain on Fire, Moretz realized she was moving at an unsustainable pace.
“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.”
So instead she’s shifting her focus to producing and has two TV shows in the works. She’s also planning to hit the presidential campaign trail with Hillary Clinton.
Moretz spoke at the Democratic National Convention in July and has developed a personal relationship with Clinton, which she credits with helping her make these life changes.
“I realized if I stop talking about the negativity then it can’t thrive,” she said. “And that’s something I came to very, very recently.”
“I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention,” she said. “So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [but] I don’t regret what I said.”
“But I also realized that being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful. I learned that from Hillary,” she added. “‘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.”