Whether it’s Hit Girl in the Kick-Ass films or Carrie White in Carrie, 17-year-old actress Chloe Grace Moretz noted during an interview with Press Association, via Yahoo! News, that she “never liked auditioning for the role that just involved being the little girl.”
“Even when I was younger, that was a subconscious [decision],” Moretz said.
It’s one of the reasons why Chloe said she chose the role of Mia in the film adaptation of If I Stay, which is now playing in theaters. After a terrible car accident, Moretz’s character, Mia, has to make the tough decision of staying in this world or moving onto the next.
The film shows flashbacks of Mia’s life and one of the decisions that she had to make was to either stay with her boyfriend, Adam (Jamie Blackley) or attend college and follow her goal to becoming a musician.
“It’s why I love Mia so much, because she doesn’t say, ‘I’ll give up Julliard for you,'” Moretz noted. “She contemplates it for a second and then she’s like, ‘No, why would I ever give up what I love, what I’ve given my life to?’.”
Chloe Moretz has plenty of other films being released soon including a science fiction feature called The Fifth Wave in which she plays the lead character. Moretz believes it’s the responsibility of the person who has the lead role to “boost the morale” of everyone else involved with the project.
“I’ve been in tons of movies when I was younger and the lead was really mean, or she didn’t really care,” Moretz said.
Chloe Moretz added, “Everything falls apart” if there isn’t someone there to keep the morale up. And it’s “not a hard thing to do” if the lead actor has the right mindset when going to work on a film.
“It’s not a case of, ‘You’re welcome – I showed up.’ It’s, ‘No honey, you get paid to show up, do your job, sleep, wake up and do your job again!’,” Moretz said. “We all do that, and just because you’re the one in front of the camera, it doesn’t matter.”
In a related report from The Inquisitr, it looks like Kick-Ass fans won’t be getting a third film. While Chloe Moretz mentioned that it would be “fun” to reprise her role as Hit Girl, she is very doubtful it will happen. And the reason why Moretz thinks it won’t happen is because too many people pirated the second film.
“The hard thing is, if fans want a third movie, they’ve got to go buy the ticket to go see the movie,” Chloe said. “It was, like, the second most pirated movie of the year, so if you want a movie to be made into a second, a third, a fourth and a fifth, go buy a ticket. Don’t pirate it.”
Even though she’s just 17, Chloe Moretz has already been deemed a “veteran” of acting by Susan Griffin, according to a report from the Belfast Telegraph. And with her fame growing, Moretz noted that she’s found it more difficult to trust some people.
“There are things that come out in the media and it says, ‘A source close to the person…’, and I’m like, “Who?’,” Chloe said.
But Chloe Moretz also mentioned that she has a method for figuring out who is leaking stories. What she does is tell false stories to those she suspects, and then she waits to see if they get reported.
“When they get out, I’m like, ‘Yes! You’re a rat and I knew it!’,” Moretz said. “So I don’t really trust anyone any more — besides my close family.”
[Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures via Flicks And Bits]