Chloë Grace Moretz has been acting in television and movies since 2004. Starting when she was just seven, Moretz became a prominent child star when she took on the role of Mindy McCready, better known as Hit Girl, in the popular 2010 action hero movie Kick-Ass. Since then, she’s shed off her child star shell to become one of the most popular and sought out young adult actresses presently in the business. Just two months ago, her movie The 5th Wave was released in theaters. Chloë Grace Moretz will then follow up with three more movies this year, November Criminals and the highly-anticipated Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
However, Chloë Grace Moretz recently partook in an endeavor most of her fans would not expect her to partake in: K-pop and K-dramas. There are current reports of Moretz diving into the Hallyu Wave when she visited South Korea during her promotion of Sudden Attack.
For those who are unfamiliar with Sudden Attack, it is a very popular video game. Most gamers probably never heard of it because it was first made for the South Korean market. Nevertheless, the free-to-play, first-person shooter is very popular in its country of origin. Chloë Grace Moretz is now the new face of the game and as a means of promotion, she visited South Korea to make appearances, delving into the Hallyu Wave.
Accompanied by her friend and interpreter, Korean American singer and television personalty Eric Nam (After School Club, Section TV), Chloë Grace Moretz made an appearance on Music Bank and guest stared on SNL Korea 7, as reported by Fashion & Style. For the former, it appears that Moretz is a fan of Taemin of SM Entertainment K-pop idol group SHINee, visiting him on the music competition show’s March 4, 2016 episode.
Many who identify as a part of Shawol, the official fan club of SHINee which is a hodgepodge of the K-pop idol group’s name and “world,” expressed their views on how lucky Chloë Grace Moretz was just able to go hug Taemin. They even showed a bit of jealousy when they found out she met up with Minho, another popular member of SHINee.
Chloe, you propably have no idea how lucky you are❤ you get to meet Minho and Taem while some of us can only dream about it???? #SHINee#onew#jonghyun#key#minho#taemin#shinee#leejinki#kimjonghyun#kimkibum#choiminho#leetaemin#샤이니#온유#종현#키#민호#태민#shawol#mvp#blinger#locket#flamer#taemint#smtown#kpop#f4f#l4l
As for her appearance on SNK Korea 7, Chloë Grace Moretz participated in one of the show’s skits for their March 5, 2016 episode. In it, she played a recently-married wife to a nameless character played by Korean comedian Yoo Se Yoon. Moretz’s character had a thing of watching way too many K-dramas and reenacting the more absurd scenes from them.
For those who watch plenty of K-dramas, the number of absurd scenes can be tantamount. Not to mention, it is very entertaining to watch Chloë Grace Moretz overact (on purpose for the show) and angrily speak Korean, as shown from the clip of SNK Korea 7 below.
Chloë Grace Moretz’s experiences with South Korea, K-pop, and K-dramas are not new because she last visited South Korea back in May of 2015. Back then, she appeared on We Got Married and was given the task of eating unfamiliar Korean foods like bundegi (silkworm larvae), soondae (Korean blood sausage), live octopus, and super spicy ramyun. However, Chloë Grace Moretz is the third well-known western celebrity to visit South Korea this year right after Jack Black and Conan O’Brien.
[Image via Screen Capture of March 4, 2015 Episode of SNL Korea 7]