Chloe Grace Moretz started gaming when she was "three or four" because she loved being able to take down her older brothers in video games.

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz

The 19-year-old actress and her four siblings, Brandon, Trevor, Colin, and Ethan, all enjoyed competing against one another and she always enjoyed turning on the console to take them on because the virtual world gave her a level playing field compared to their sports matches.

In an interview with website Refinery29, she shared: "I grew up in a family with four older brothers. I never really had any gender cues in my life - I did ballet, jazz, tap; I did basketball and soccer; and I played video games. Video games were a part of my life since I was three or four years old, watching my brothers play and me wanting to play. What I liked about it above a physical sport was that I could fully take down my foot-and-a-half-taller older brother by just being a better gamer than him. It was a good way to even the playing field between us.

"When you're in the game, you're the player, and it doesn't matter if you're an 800-pound man or 95-pound girl - it's just whether or not you're a good gamer."

Chloe insists more girls she could get into gaming because it's a "fun" way of interacting with guys.

She said: "Gaming is fun, and it's a fun way for guys and girls to have some friendly competition and even the playing field. It's not a wrestling match - they can't overpower you. It's a fun way girls can exercise their strength."

When she gets the chance, Chloe enjoys gaming now and finds it's a great way to forget about the stresses of her Hollywood career.

The 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising' star - who previously dated Brooklyn Beckham, the son of David and Victoria Beckham - says her love of video games has helped her acting, because it has widened her imagination.

She said: "Video games are just a heightened form of imagination. There are amazing experiences you couldn't do in everyday life - it's like you're watching a movie ... Video games in general really are role-playing. From a young age, I was able to jump into these super-stylised, wild roles and characters through video games. With a movie like 'Kick-Ass', when I was 11 years old, I was probably more open to and more excited about it because I had played video games at a young age. I think video games can help build your imagination as a kid."