Chloe Moretz: 'Ian Somerhalder and I Should Have a Vampire Fight'
By Ben Trivett Posted Oct 4th 2010 12:00PM
You probably know this young star as the foulmouthed superhero Hit Girl from 'Kick Ass,' or the wise beyond her years younger sister to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in '500 days of Summer.' But Chloe Moretz is back on the big screen as the newest addition to the vampire army. The 13-year-old star's latest project is the American adaptation of the Swedish film, 'Let the Right One In.' Chloe stars as Abby, the protective vampire with a dark past, along with Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elias Koteas in 'Let Me In.' PopEater had the chance to chat with Chloe to talk about vampires, her love for Ian Somerhalder, and the potential for a 'Kick Ass 2.' Check out what she had to say after the jump!
I'm guessing you were pretty excited to do this movie.
Um, yeah, definitely. It's an amazing film, and I'm very proud to be a part of it.
As a vampire fan, was it fun to play a little darker role?
Yeah, I like doing a different kind of vampire and showing them a different side, showing the darker demons and what it really is. If we don't suck, we burn...
In American cinema, there's a flurry of European films being remade into American versions, like this movie and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' How does it feel to be a part of that?
It's kind of awesome. The vampire takes on a whole different life in this film. I hope people really receive what happened to the caretaker, which is the complete difference between a regular vampire and my vampire, and it's a lot darker, deeper and grittier than the other vampires out there. You know in the old film, it's a really dark part of who the real vampire is. I knew about the movie, but I wasn't able to watch it though, because it's R-rated. Yeah, my parents are very strict about that. I've seen parts of the original, and it's a very beautiful film.
You say your parents are very strict, so how do they feel about your adult-themed roles?
They're cool with it. My mom actually reads every script before I do. If she's down with it, I'm down with it. I do whatever they let me do. I love the characters.
Okay: Werewolves, vampires or zombies?
I love werewolves. I think they're really cute and everything, and most guys are really buff. I think I'd go with the vampires. I think they're so mysterious. Werewolves are so much like [grunts], and I think girl or guy vampires are mysterious wallflowers and that's what I am, and that's what I love about the mysteriousness of Ian Somerhalder.
So I guess if you had the opportunity, you'd star in a flick with Ian.
Yeah! I think Ian and I should have a vampire fight in a film. I've gotta be crazy. Abby versus Ian. I'm an older vampire than he is. He's like 100 years old and I'm 300 years old. Beat that, Ian.
Can you tell us anything about 'Kick Ass 2?
I don't want to say much, but I haven't heard anything. I guess on IMDb, it says we're doing it. But that's not entirely true or official because Matthew [Vaughn, 'Kick Ass' director] has not told me anything, the writers have not told me anything. All I know is that there's a 'Kick Ass 2' comic book. But I'd love to get back into the costume and everything.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Director Matt Reeves, Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee at The Premiere Of Overture Films' "Let Me In" - After Party held The Napa Valley Grill on September 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Matt Reeves;Chloe Moretz Kodi Smit-McPhee
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