‘Carrie’ Role ‘Incredibly Emotional’ For Star Chloe Moretz

Carrie star Chloe Moretz said the role was “incredibly emotional” to play, and that she did her best to make the character her own.

Sissy Spacek played Carrie in the 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, and Moretz told Flicks and Bits that she didn’t want to copy what the Academy Award winner did with the troubled telepathic teen.

“The role of Carrie is an incredibly emotional role,” Moretz said. “It’s probably the most vulnerable I’ve ever been as an actor, so in some ways it’s kind of terrifying for people to see it, but at the same time it’s very exciting and kind of an awakening for me because it’s something I’ve never done before.”

The 16-year-old added, “We were able to put our own spin on [the character], just because we wanted it to be original. And I didn’t want to watch the movie or anything.”

Chloe Moretz also said the cast compared pages in the book to pages in the script to be original.

Moretz previously said that she was intimidated to take on a Stephen King novel.

“That’s what scared me… trying to take something that was one of his most iconic pieces of work that he’s ever written and try and breathe life, even halfway as good, as the words that he has put into a book,” she said.

The Kick-Ass 2 star also said that she tried a different technique to prepare for the role.

“It was the first movie I ever did in which I wanted to try method [acting],” she said. “You know, trying to really breathe and live in her because she is such a dark character you can’t just cut and be like hee-hawing around.”

Carrie took third place at the box office this past weekend, earning $17 million. Gravity took first place for the third week in a row with $31 million, while Captain Phillips took second with $17.3 million.

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