9 Career Paths Chloe Moretz Can Take After If I Stay

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17-year-old Chloe Moretz is starring in a new movie called If I Stay. It’s about a teenage girl making important teenage girl decisions about love and life and whether or not to wake up from a coma. It just marks the latest movie in Chloe’s transition from precocious child star to grown-up actress. Pretty soon she’ll be a young adult, and when that happens, there are a few different paths she can take with her career and personal life.

To help Chloe out with deciding what kind of young Hollywood career she wants, let’s take a look at some existing examples. This decision is almost as important as if she’ll stay or if she doesn’t, so she needs to consider all her options so we can properly pigeonhole her like we’ve done with these young ladies. Get excited, Chloe!

1. The Everything All At Once Path

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Example: Jennifer Lawrence

Obscure indie flicks. Blockbusters. Critically acclaimed dramas. Three Oscar nominations before hitting 24. One Oscar win. Multiple trips and falls. A vocal desire to consume food.  A down-to-earth interview personality. A-list pals. Designer gowns. Edgy hairstyles. Just do everything at once, and then pray you don’t get burnt out or end up with everyone deciding they don’t like you as much as they thought they did. Good luck!

2. The Tabloid Path

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Example: Kristen Stewart

Who needs acting ability or successful movie roles when you have public scandals? If you want to go down this path, Chloe, just make sure that your personal life is approximately 100 times more interesting than your onscreen presence.

3. The College Path

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Example: Emma Watson

Chloe recently said she wants to go to college but would like to focus on her acting career first. She’s already wise beyond her years, and she’d fit in perfectly on a college campus if she decides to take that step. The biggest difference here is that Chloe seems a bit more, ahem, talented than Emma Watson. Sorry, Emma. We still love you.

4. The Trainwreck Path

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Example: Lindsay Lohan

You knew this one was coming. Of course this isn’t the kind of path anyone wants Chloe to go down, but we really have to lay out all the options. Chloe, if this path is tempting you for whatever reason, please just watch Liz & Dick and snap out of it.

5. The Girl Next Door Path

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Example: Emma Stone

Everybody loves the girl who shows up to be adorable on our movie screens every few months in blockbusters and fun comedies. Bonus points if you can give extremely likable, Spice-Girls-heavy interviews.

6. The Versatility Path

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Example: Shailene Woodley

This one’s sort of like the Everything All At Once Path, just with not quite as much at once. A nice balance between indie movies and popular franchises is the key, with variety within both categories. Whether or not you take your shoes off on the red carpet is up to you.

7. The “How Old Are You Again?!” Path

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Example: Hayden Panettiere

Did you know that Hayden Panettiere just turned 25? Not only is she engaged and pregnant already, but she’s got a very mature persona, both onscreen and off. As does Chloe, so this might actually be a good choice. She just needs some stiff red carpet dresses and a grown-up TV role. We’ll wait on the husband and child thing.

8. The Sex Symbol Path

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Example: Mila Kunis

Chloe has quite some time before she can appropriately take on this role, but it’s there once she gets older. Let’s face it, at this point Mila Kunis is more likely to be placed on a “sexiest woman” list than a list of great actors. That doesn’t mean she’s not likable or talented in addition to being a dream girlfriend, though. If you’re gonna be a sex symbol, she’s the one to emulate.

9. The Disappearing Path

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Example: Mischa Barton

Or, you know, if none of these other choices work out, Chloe can always just fall off the map/radar/face of the earth completely, popping back up every once in a while to make us sad. Hey, whatever floats your boat, girlfriend.

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    • Sara Steinfeld

      Oh god, please don’t turn into Mischa Barton, that would be the worst.

      • Coco

        Worse than turning into Lindsay Lohan?

      • https://soundcloud.com/kirsten-ascio Kirsten

        I think yes, because at least Lindsay had Mean Girls, Parent Trap, Freaky Friday, etc. Mischa it was like, “Oh hey, she was the worst as Marissa Cooper and she as that bulimic girl on The Sixth Sense.”

      • kim

        *poisoned by her mother, i think you missed a big ole part of that scene….

      • https://soundcloud.com/kirsten-ascio Kirsten

        Haha, my bad I haven’t seen that movie in like 10 years.

    • Andy Britton

      i would go for the Jennifer Lawrence path, the Emma Watson path & the Emma Stone path i love these girls next Chloe a lot <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Jules

      Choose the Jennifer Lawrence path..considering how well it has worked out for Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence has critical acclaim, respect in the industry is well liked and pretty much the world is her oyster. Choose the Jennifer Lawrence path, Chloe!. Although, I don’t think Moretz is at the talent level that Lawrence is, (I do think that she’s a good actress…just not exceptional, yet) but, who knows…within a few years she could be.

    • S

      Wow. What an incredibly bitchy article.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Thank you!

    • Whatever ever

      Oh my god you really white that! Emma whatson is 1000000000000 better than chloe, bitch please!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        But is she better than Emma Whyson? I think not.

      • Who Are You Kidding

        Remember that time Chloe beat the entire Harry Potter cast including Emma Whatson for a People’s Choice Award and Potter Heads went nuts, throwing fits of rage at Chloe all over the internet? Ah, good times.

    • Helo

      Regarding Jennifer Lawrence: …”or end up with everyone deciding that they don’t like you as much as they thought they did”…really?.

      So, Crushable speaks for everyone in the world now, or just everyone at Crushable? with so little in the way of twitter followers (readers in general), I’m guessing it’s the latter (LOL!). Speak for yourselves, ladies. I know it’s just a clickbait thing to write, but you guys have been beating this drum for over a year now to no avail. Jennifer Lawrence is well liked, in the industry and outside of the industry, talented and successful. Just deal with it. Oh, and that goes for every other well liked, talented, successful woman (the ones in their 20′s…the superstars) in the entertainment industry that Crushable seems to have a profound resentment for and use your blog to trash because it is the only recourse you have…you can’t match them in any way, shape, or form. All you have is a blog to trash them in the hope that “everyone” will agree. They never will.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Great analysis! Please have your thesis on my desk by 5:00pm EST.