Chloë Grace Moretz Details ‘Power Struggles’ She Had As A Child Star

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Chloë Grace Moretz, star of Amazon Prime Video’s original series “The Peripheral,” said Tuesday on the “Reign with Josh Smith” podcast that older men “infantilized” her as a teen actor and usually shot down her ideas.

Moretz was 8 years old when the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror” opened in theaters and 14 when she landed her first major lead role in the 2013 remake of “Carrie.” (RELATED: Obsessive Fan Arrested After Showing Up On Chloe Grace Moretz’ Doorstep)

“It was a really wild power struggle and power dynamic as a young girl who had worked for already 10, 11, 12 years, throughout my teenage years, and was the lead of movies, but was still a kid in every sense of the word,” she said on the podcast.

“The majority of it was older men, for sure, who would infantilize me,” Moretz continued. “If I had real things to bring to the table, a lot of the time it would get shot down … Having to even advocate to an older man on behalf of your 14-, 15-, 16-year-old self is a really, really crazy kind of mind fuck.” She said she has since become more outspoken.

“I think boundaries are super important,” Moretz added. “Boundaries are a new thing for me. I didn’t grow up with any boundaries. I didn’t learn any boundaries in my life, and I got hit like a ton of bricks multiple times, and I was like, ‘You know what? I think I need to learn this thing called boundaries.'”