Chloë Grace Moretz’s Ill Timed Teen Vogue Cover

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz graces the October/November 2016 cover of Teen Vogue, and in the photo she’s hugging a boy who looks as if it might be her ex-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham.

It was reported on Sept. 1 that the young political activist, 19, called it quits with Victoria and David Beckham’s son, 17, after they were inseparable for most of the summer — and even made their red carpet debut. Since their split, she has announced that she’s pulling back from the spotlight, being more “picky” about the roles she chooses.

In the accompanying article in Teen Vogue (on newsstands September 27), Moretz opens up to Julianne Moore about always speaking her mind, navigating social media, and, of course, young love.

Chloë Grace Moretz Covers the October/November Issue of Teen Vogue
CREDIT: Bruce Weber / Teen Vogue

Here are some highlights from the interview

On why she wanted to become and actress:
“I think I was 10 years old when I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s and saw Audrey Hepburn on the screen, and I remember reacting to her as an actress and just smiling. I recall thinking, That’s what I want to make people do. I want to make people feel. I want to make people have an experience when they go to my movies that they might not be able to have outside of that. Films were a place for me to find out more about myself, which became very therapeutic as I grew up…I never found the role of the little girl or the daughter very interesting. That’s why I wanted to make movies like Kick-Ass when I was 11 and Carrie when I was 15. I couldn’t not play the strong female in a movie, really. It just didn’t click.”

On asking others for help:
“This year especially, I had to realize that it’s OK to ask for help— it’s OK to not know. As a young woman you feel like you really need to have everything figured out—but it’s all right to say, ‘I don’t know. I have absolutely no idea.’ Keep good people around you because positivity begets positivity. I learned that the hard way. Just try to keep your head above the water and don’t get caught up in all the trash. I think another thing that is really helpful for young women to understand is that you’re enough. You don’t need that dress, you don’t need that compliment, you don’t need that post on social media. You, within yourself, are enough. And, finally, don’t underestimate the power of friendship.”