“My mom was a single mom, so I’ve been a feminist since birth," she told the magazine for their December/January cover story. "I think feminism is about strong women being who they want to be and fighting for equality on all accounts. It’s not about men being demolished to bring women higher up in the world. I think that’s incredibly misconstrued.”
Moretz is currently filming "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," the sequel to the 2014 comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, and says that the set has been incredibly chill and very woman-friendly thanks to the amount of input the crew has gotten from female writers. “If any of the women ever feel there’s something inappropriate, we speak up, and they will never push the boundaries with us — they’ve been really respectful,” she said.
In addition to discussing her feminist beliefs, her political leanings (spoiler alert ,she's rooting for Hillary), and how she was influenced by her brothers coming out as gay, Moretz also disclosed that despite being an A-list actor, she, too, has low self esteem about her appearance.
"When I was younger, I’d look at ads that promoted a certain body type, and I’d always feel inadequate," she admitted. “I’ve had certain projects tell me I need to wear push-up bras because I’m an A-cup, or I’ve been told I don’t have a pronounced-enough jaw, that I have a moon face. When I was younger I really took it to heart.”
But now, she says, she's having an easier time accepting her body. “I’ve started to realize that if I change all of these things that are my quote-unquote imperfections, like my little birthmarks and weird discolorations, my slightly lazy eye, or the gap in my teeth, then who am I? Am I a carbon copy of everyone else? Those things are what make me me.”