Chloe Grace Moretz has garnered a cult following for her part as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass movie franchise, but sometimes those fans can get a little too enthusiastic.
The 16-year-old actress said she’s stopped often by fans of the violent comic book movie, and though it’s been five years since the original film’s release she’s still not used to just how obsessed they have become.
“It’s funny. They’ve kind of grown up with me, too,” said Moretz, who stars in Kick-Ass 2. “When I did the first film I was 11. People still come up to me and say, ‘Oh my God! Wait, no! No way! That’s crazy!’ I’ve got an amazing fan group from it, and they’re really loyal. They freak out. They say, ‘Can you hit me or something?’ ”
“That’s what someone said: ‘Can you punch me in the face?’ And I’m like, ‘What? No.’ ”
The response seems to be fitting given the ultra-violent nature of the first film, which saw the 11-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz as a foul-mouthed killer.
In fact, the violence in the Kick-Ass movies has garnered a bit of controversy lately. In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, last year, co-star Jim Carrey said he can no longer support the level of violence in the film. He has refused to do publicity to support Kick-Ass 2.
Chloe Grace Moretz said fans seem to understand that what happens in the film isn’t actually real.
“It’s a movie. If you are going to believe and be affected by an action film, you shouldn’t go to see Pocahontas because you are going to think you are a Disney princess,” she told the UK’s Sun.
But Chloe said she’s nothing like her character in real life, and doesn’t even use cuss words on her own time. That will be quite a bit different from what viewers will see in Kick-Ass 2, as Hit-Girl has an extended vocabulary of curses.
“She gets a few new words,” Chloe Grace Moretz said. “I guess she’s just a bit more creative!”