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September 6, 2016 9:43 AM EDT

Chloë Grace Moretz said she understands that the “most impactful” person is often the quietest one—thanks to Hillary Clinton.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after receiving the Rising Star Award at the annual Deauville American Film Festival in France, the 19-year-old said that Clinton taught her that “being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful”.

“‘It’s great to be feisty,’ those were her exact words,” Moretz said. “But sometimes the smartest way to get into the psyche of people is to be the quietest person in the room. Let everyone else bicker and throw their words around and then you come in with the quiet voice and that will be the most impactful.”

The Neighbors 2 actress said the lesson came after her in high-profile Twitter spat with Kim Kardashian over the reality TV star’s naked selfies. “I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention. So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [though] I don’t regret what I said,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Moretz spoke at the Democratic National Convention earlier this summer and will soon hit the presidential candidate’s campaign trail. “This November, I will be voting in my first general election,” she revealed in her July speech, adding “And I am excited that the very first vote I cast for President will be for Hillary Clinton”.

Write to Kate Samuelson at kate.samuelson@time.com.

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