Chloe Grace Moretz doesn't find it helpful to discuss her former co-star Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct scandal, insisting the issue as a whole should be the focus.
The Kick-Ass actress starred alongside the disgraced funnyman in the comedy-drama I Love You, Daddy, about a teenage girl who falls fora lecherous 68-year-old filmmaker, played by John Malkovich.
Louis C.K. played her onscreen father and also wrote and directed the movie, which was set for release in November.
However, the movie's New York premiere was pulled, shortly before an article was published in The New York Times, in which five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct.
Chloe's spokesperson subsequently tried to distance the 20-year-old from the project, telling Entertainment Tonight at the time that she had withdrawn from promotional obligations "after becoming aware of potential allegations against Louis C.K."
The film was subsequently shelved, but now, as Moretz promotes her new movie The Miseducation of Cameron Post at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, she has finally addressed Louis' controversy, as well as the #MeToo movement for sexual harassment victims, which was popularised online in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
The young star, who is dating Brooklyn Beckham, explains the focus should be on the many victims who have spoken out about their own experiences with sexual misconduct, rather than Louis C.K. and their shelved film.
"I could single-in and talk about my experience, but I think it's more important to talk about the entire movement as a whole," Moretz told Variety. "I'm one of hundreds of thousands of women in so many different industries that has a story. You could ask anyone in this room and all of us could give you 10 stories, I'm sure.
"I think it's just nice, the communication, and the fact that you asked this question at Sundance in a video suite, this never would have happened two years ago," she continued. "So the fact that it's a conversation and it's a question is monumental, and I think that shouldn't be looked past or looked over.
"We've all been through a lot of stuff, but at least we're communicating and people are going to be held accountable."