My latest celebrity-induced problem revolves around the 15-year-old actress Chloe Moretz and her growing stardom. At first her precociousness charmed me, but now i’m starting to resent her. The more interviews I see and the more magazine covers she’s on, the more I want nothing to do with her. And I don’t know why because she actually seems like an awesome girl and a talented actress.
Without consulting anyone with a Psych degree or even WebMd, I can probably narrow it down to jealously. She’s a gorgeous girl with great skin who continues to land bigger and bigger roles, as well as cameos on popular TV shows like 30 Rock. When I was her age, I was accomplishing none of those things and avoiding all photos because I just looked so horribly awkward.
While child starlets have always existed and they’ve always been more accomplished than me, her rise to fame’s hitting me pretty hard. Maybe it’s partially because she looks really intimidating in photos, maybe even downright scary.
Look at the photo in this post. Does she look like someone you want to sit next to or does she look like someone who will hack your Facebook and take down your social life, one fake status at a time?
She’s perfected the Hollywood attitude and the diva stare. That very same look will get her drinks at bars before her 21st birthday and it will get her parts in movies that actresses like Abigail Breslin can only dream of getting. How do you think she got the coveted role of Carrie? One sideways look at the casting agent and part was hers.
Then again you look at her upcoming Seventeen cover and see nothing but a fun-loving teenager. So maybe I’m imagining this whole thing. Maybe she’s not scary, maybe she’s just successful and that’s what scares me.
Either way, I do like her and I do enjoy watching her on in the movies and TV so I need to get over this fast. There are plenty of other celebrities far more deserving of my irrational hatred.