Chloe Grace Moretz Has No Idea What’s Hip With Kids

Chloe Grace Moretz is a teenager, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she has her adorable finger on the pulse of American popular culture.

The Kick-Ass alum is currently making the rounds to promote her latest effort If I Stay, which finds Moretz portraying a young girl who literally has to choose between life and death. While the movie has received mixed reviews upon its release, critics seem to think that Chloe is the main reason to check it out on the big screen.

If I Stay was no doubt created to appeal directly to teenage moviegoers looking for something mushy to watch with their boyfriends or girlfriends. However, just because she stars in a flick geared towards a younger audience doesn’t mean Mortez thoroughly understands the stuff that interests to her generation.

During her chat with Time, Chloe Moretz discussed her lack of interest in pop culture. The actress said she has no idea what teenagers are into these days.

“Honestly I am the worst at pop culture. I think I’m really abreast of pop culture and then it turns out I’m not. I meet 13-year-olds and they’re talking in a lingo I totally don’t understand.”

However, like most teenagers, Moretz is kicking around college plans at the moment. Although she plans to enjoy some time off when she’s finished with high school, Chloe hopes to take her considerable skills to film school. The Let Me In star believes colleges won’t have any issue accepting her into their programs.

“I’d probably say I’ve had my job since I was 5 years old, and I’ve been able to hone it and create a career. I think colleges look for people like that, who have had a passion for a long time or have been able to make themselves incredibly diligent and grounded when most people can’t do that at a young age.”

Chloe Moretz fans are used to the teenager tackling roles that are a bit darker in nature. During her chat with the folks at USA Today, the actress said jumping into the lead role in If I Say was definitely a little challenging. After all, there’s nary a gunfight or a squadron of villains to beat into submission in the movie.

“I think because I’m a young actress I have issues showing emotional vulnerability, being 17. I am OK with being fierce and cool and hard, I am killing people, whatever, but when I have to show love and happiness and elation, it’s scary. You’re opening up a side of yourself that no one sees.”

Even if her latest film fails to strike a chord with moviegoers around the world, chances are Chloe Grace Moretz is here to stay.

[Lead image via Warner Bros.]