Chloe Moretz on Her Squeaky Clean Image in NYLON May 2013
After rocking a few poses in designer duds from Diesel Black Gold and True Religion, the 16-year-old actress opened up about her upcoming roles and her public image.
Check out GossipCenter's highlights of Miss Moretz's interview below. For more, be sure to visit NYLON magazine.
On small screen vs big screen acting:
"I always knew I wanted to do movies. The thing with TV is, people almost see you as a family member. You're in a house every week, and you're young and innocent. But if you're 19 or 20, playing 15, and trying to transition into your sexuality, people are going to be like, 'No, no, you're my younger sister!' Whereas for an actor in movies, there's a distance. They have to travel and to the theater to see you. Plus, TV is more of a job, and it can become kind of monotonous. I love spontaneity, which is why I love playing a different character ever few months."
On becoming the "Kick-Ass'" Hit-Girl:
"Who all looked at it and were like, 'Who knows what people might think?' They might be totally offended and never want to hear from me again, or people might love it and go, 'That is the raddest female-empowerment Angelina Jolie-type character for an 11-year-old girl.' It was a big risk. People were saying to my mom, 'What did you do to your child? You ruined her!' But I was like 'It was my choice! I wanted to do it!'
On her squeaky clean image away from the cameras:
"I'm like, incredibly straight-laced, considering what some 16-year-old are doing. It's probably because I've gone to nice events with big people there since I was a young girl. Kids my age at school are fighting to get into clubs and be around an open bar, whereas I've had the opportunity to drink or do drugs if I wanted to, and I haven't. I look around me and go, 'God's put me here for a reason. Why would I want to go take a drug or do something that can strip away everything I've worked for?' This business is not peaches and cream, and I've fought tooth and nail to earn this spot. I'm not a girl who's ridden on a last name or lucked into it from getting on one project that blows up. I've worked for 11 years, and I have to keep working, too, because if I sat back on my haunches right now, I could disappear within a month."
On acting in the Horror genre for the first time:
"I tried a new style of acting that I've never tried before. When I do a crying scene, I'm the type of actor who usually breaks right out of it afterwards, and I'm laughing and being silly. But with 'Carrie,' I wanted to try staying in character and being in that dark space all day. I'm not very serious Method. It's not like I didn't talk to my family or go crazy and not eat, but with the director and the actors I was Carrie all the time on set. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had, but it was one of the darkest, and I'm terrified to see the movie because it's the most vulnerable I've ever been."
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