If Chloe Grace Moretz has it her way, “I Love You, Daddy” will never see the light of day.
The comedy-drama stars Louis C.K. — who also wrote and directed the movie — with Moretz as his daughter. A somewhat controversial angle of the film depicts the actress’ 17-year-old character’s relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker, played by Oscar-nominee John Malkovich.
“I Love You, Daddy” was picked up for distribution by The Orchard following a premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It was later removed from the schedule, however, after C.K. admitted to accusations of sexual harassment.
And although the actress, 21, is devastated “to put time into a project and have it disappear,” she believes C.K.’s film “should just kind of go away, honestly. I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now.”
“This movement is so powerful and so progressive that I’m just happy to be in communication with everyone and to see the big change in the face of the industry, which I think is very, very real,” she told The New York Times.
On the plus side, Moretz’s well-received Sundance winner “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” is currently in theatres and the actress is working on four other projects over the next year.