‘Starstruck’ Actress ‘Cried’ When She Met ‘Icon’ Hillary Clinton

“What really gets” actress Chloe Grace Moretz “going” is Hillary Clinton, a USA Today reporter discovered in meeting her for a profile piece on the 17-year-old star of If I Stay, the movie which opened yesterday (Friday) that’s based on the young adult novel by Gayle Forman.

“‘I cried when I met her,’ says Moretz, who calls Clinton an ‘icon.’”

Moretz displayed the troubling reality that another generation of Hollywood stars are in awe of leftist politicians, cutely gushing: “I’ve never gotten starstruck by anyone in my entire life, ever, and I couldn’t breathe. She was just sitting there in her little jacket.”

The Atlanta-native (IMDb bio) has been making the promotional tour rounds, appearing in recent weeks on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael and Chelsea Lately.

From the article by Jocelyn McClurg (“Want Chloe Grace Moretz to lose it in a major way? Just let her hang out with Hillary Clinton”) in the Life section of the Thursday, August 21 USA Today (online headline: “For Chloe Moretz, the best part was meeting Hillary”):

But what really gets this effusive talker going is…Hillary Clinton?

In June, Moretz was in Toronto for the Much Music Video Awards when her driver noticed that Clinton was doing a book signing for her memoir Hard Choices. Calls were made and the young star got a few minutes with the woman she so admires.

“I cried when I met her,” says Moretz, who calls Clinton an “icon.”

“I’ve never gotten starstruck by anyone in my entire life, ever, and I couldn’t breathe. She was just sitting there in her little jacket. I thought she was just going to sign my book and tell me to go but she said, ‘I know the book (If I Stay), I saw it on this reader’s list, and I can’t wait for your movie.’”

“Hillary Clinton talked about If I Stay?,” an incredulous Forman asks.

“Yes! Yes, yes, she knew the book, I was freaking out!” says Moretz. The actress and author high-five.

Did Clinton, ahem, say anything else?

“Well, I said, ‘I turn 18 on Feb. 10 and I will be 18 when you run for President.’ And she was like, mmmmm.”

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center