In September 2016, Moretz told The Hollywood Reporter that she had dropped out of all of her future un-produced projects.  The only announced film this affected was The Little Mermaid; several other films she was slated to appear in were already in post-production. She explained: "I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I’m realizing that I can slow down. " She said that the workload that came from being in several films a year "was causing her to lose sight of why she started acting and instead focus on a film’s box office. " She said that she would focus on producing, including two television projects.  This was reported by some outlets as Moretz taking a hiatus from acting, so in an interview with E! News Moretz clarified that she was not taking time off, "I'm just becoming more picky and particular about what roles I'm choosing. I think as an actor you have a huge opportunity to find yourself through the roles that you choose. I think it's my time, right now in my life, to figure out who I am and what I am and what I want and what this industry means. . . Why not sit back, slow down, realize I'm 19 and go, 'Hey, let's make stuff that really, really hits hard with who I am and helps me figure out what it means to be a 19-year-old actor who is just doing her thing. '"