Chloë Grace Moretz can't wait to vote. The 18-year-old actor plans to cast her ballot in the presidential race for the first time in 2016, and when she stopped by POPSUGAR's LA offices recently, she told us why she's team Hillary Clinton — and why she thinks it's time young people need to take politics into their own hands.
POPSUGAR: This will be the first election you can vote in. How does that feel? I remember how excited I was.
Chloë Grace Moretz: It feels very empowering. The way I grew up, my brother was always very politically oriented, and he kind of raised me that way. We would watch political documentaries and stuff like that, and I was always very interested in that. So now, being 18, I'm realizing just how much our vote really does mean. I think that's something that a lot of people in our age range don't realize: that if we aren't happy, we have the power to vote people in to make the right decisions for us. So yes, there's a lot of corruption and this and that, but we have a lot more power than we give ourselves and I think we need to take advantage of that. I think, finally, my generation is just turning around, and we're starting to realize that we do have political power.
PS: There's less apathy about it?
CGM: Exactly! Kids are actually registering to vote. And I don't think we should have to register. We should just be able to vote immediately the minute we turn 18. We shouldn't have to send in a paper that says "Oh, hey, I want to vote." It should just be, like, "Go ahead."
PS: Now, I know that you like Hillary Clinton . . .
CGM: I do.
PS: Is there something specific about her that really resonates with you?
CGM: I just enjoy that she's not overtly masculine, and she's not overtly feminine. She just really represents what I was talking about earlier, with that millennial age of women. We can just be who we are and not be overtly aggressive, or meek and feminine. We can just be and say what we feel and how we want to change the world. I also really love her stances on education. I think her educational reform plan is very, very smart. And her [work toward] starting mandatory school at a younger age is very smart.