Chloë Moretz Talks Drinking, Culling Friends And Cheap Makeup

The A-list actress has opened up about the next phase of her career after taking a break from Hollywood


As a 19-year-old critically acclaimed actress with 55 film credits under your belt, who has recently been embroiled in a social media frenzy with Kim Kardashian and is fresh from a break up from teen heartthrob Brooklyn Beckham - as Chloe Grace Moretz is - you'd probably be in need of an emotional time out and want to bury herself in work.

But, last month, the star announced she was dropping all her future projects to reassess who she is after realising she was finally in a position to 'solo down'.

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Since then, the Kick Ass star has been traveling around the US encouraging students to vote in the Presidential election next month, celebrating her brother Trevor's birthday and promoting her new film, Brain On Fire.


ELLE caught up with Chloe during her time off to find out what else is playing on her mind at the moment and here's what we found out:

She works out pretty much every day

I've cut down a little bit because I was over-doing it. I got a little crazy. I do it like five times a week, not seven.

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She doesn't think anyone drinks anymore…

Hardly anyone drinks anymore. If they do drugs, it's usually legal marijuana, and not many people smoke, especially in L.A. But I feel like New York is still smoking. It's a New York vibe. In L.A it's so clean now. Everyone's super clean now and they all drive Priuses.

Can't explain how excited I am to premiere #BrainOnFire tonight here at #TIFF :)

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Alone time is a necessity

I think you really get caught up in this system of the world―the Instagram world, society―we really get caught up in what our friends want and what our jobs want. I think the priority in life is to feel secure and safe and solid, truly. Just feeling good, just being okay with sitting alone.

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I think that's a big thing people need to realize and get used to, especially our generation, that it's okay to be alone. It's good to be alone, and you need to be able to sit by yourself and just be peaceful and silent, and learn to read a book again; learn to just be. It's hard to be when you are so used to static input.

She has learned to cut out negative people from life

If you're around people who are negative and are just sycophants ... and steal your light, then that's a bad person, and you need to truly cut them out. It's hard to cut them out but you will feel so much better after.

She's obsessed with Pat McGrath's highlighter

That [has] literally changed my life. First of all, I wear over the counter, cheap drugstore makeup. I wear a lot of Revlon and L'Oréal. I wear Revlon bronzer. My expensive stuff is Chantecaille concealer, that's the one I live by, with a Revlon bronzer.

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When I travel, I need to be able to replace it quickly, so I know I can always go to a Nordstrom and get Chantecaille. So that's a staple even if I'm in Ohio or something. Then the thing I guard with my life is my Pat McGrath.

Pat McGrath is like a second mother

We're friends. She's literally like one of my moms. She carries me around; she's one of the best women that I've ever met. I've known her since I was 14.

She always says, 'you are beautiful because of who you are'. She always reiterates to me that you're beautiful because you're fun and you enjoy just playing around.

Pat McGrath on speed dial? Yeah, we'd take that.

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