Chloe Moretz On Exploring Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Check out this interview of Chloe with Shock Till You Drop where they talk about Dark Shadows, Carrie and Kick Ass 2:

Shock Till You Drop: I’m sure Tim Burton is a name that you grew up with, watching his films. You’ve also appeared in a quite a few genre roles. It seems like working with him is, in many ways, a perfect fit.

Chloë Grace Moretz: Yeah, definitely. I’ve always kind of gravitated towards darker roles, but I also just try and find the best projects that I really connect to and that I feel – not just on a personal level – will stretch me as an actor and let me manipulate myself to do cool stuff.

Shock: It’s kind of crazy that you beat Johnny Depp to playing a vampire.

Moretz: Oh yeah, you’re right! I did that when I was 12. There you go. I was young. A younger vampire.

Shock: Does a similiar mentality come into play between acting in Let Me In and Dark Shadows?

Moretz: That one was a lot darker. Much darker. My vampire was very, very, very, very dark. His vampire has some light areas and kind of funny bits. Mine was not as pretty. In this, she doesn’t want to be part of the family and has a very dark secret. She’s a very special character. Carolyn is this young Woodstock-type girl who’s all about free love and open but, at the same time, she’s dealing with more stuff than anyone can even imagine. She’s not just going through the transitional phase of 15, but she’s dealing with stuff that no one can understand.

Shock: Carolyn is a big fan of the music of the day. Did you go back and find yourself enjoying any specific ’70s songs?

Moretz: Oh yeah! Simon and Garfunkel and Cat Stevens and The Carpenters! So many things!

Shock: You actually get to perform a song with Alice Cooper in this.

Moretz: I did get to perform with Alice Cooper! That was very special. That was a highlight of my career.

Shock: When projects come along these days, what is it you’re looking for as far as roles go?

Moretz: Right now, I’m just thinking about roles that I’d like to see myself in or that I’d like to see made. So far, every role I’ve done I’ve been very proud of. I choose roles that will stretch me emotionally and physically as an actor. Right now it’s Carrie. I start that June 1st. I can’t really say much about it, but keep an eye out. I’m doing a lot of pre-production. You can check out Kimberly Peirce’s Facebook page. She’s keeping everyone updated on what I’m doing.

Shock: The reaction to her getting the job really turned a lot of heads. Before that, everyone was saying, “We don’t need a remake of ‘Carrie’!” Now it seems like everyone is excited to consider what she’s going to bring to the project.

Moretz: It’s going to be very well done. I don’t want to jinx it, but she’s is a genius, genius, genius director. I would never do it with someone that I don’t trust. I trust her more than a lot of the directors I’ve worked with. She’s the right woman for the job.
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