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If there’s one thing Chloe Grace Moretz isn’t focused on at 17-years-old, it’s the crazy world of teenage dating.
“It’s a tough age to fall in love: people change so quickly,” the actress reveals in the new issue of FLARE magazine. “I don’t want to have to feel like I have to watch my step, ’cause I’m 17 and I shouldn’t have to.”
It’s a mindset she tries to share with her close friends. Often times, however, they don’t follow her lead.
“I’m like, Dude, you’re wasting away your entire high-school years, and now you’re going to waste away your college years,” she tells the publication. “You’re going to spend your entire life in a relationship and then you’re going to get married…and then you’re dead!”
She adds, “So you lived your life in a relationship! That’s not my style.”
Instead of focusing so much on a boyfriend, Grace Moretz is engrossed with her movie career and the fashion world.
While she loves wearing anything “fun and interesting,” she advises people not to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a star by her outfit.
“If someone wears a crazy outfit, they’re automatically a crazy person,” she explains. “If you wear a tame outfit, you’re automatically a prude.”
That same judgmental nature of the fashion world is also found when paparazzi catch the star with male friends.
“When you’re with someone who’s just your friend, then [the paparazzi] take photos, but when you’re out with your boyfriend, they never find out,” she says. “It’s like, ‘You guys are so dumb; you’re missing your opportunity!'”
Like she suggested: Don’t judge a book by its cover!
For more on Grace Moretz’s thoughts on dating, romance, fashion and more, pick up the September issue of FLARE on newsstands Aug. 11.
INDIEWIRE.COM – Since her breakout film “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival five years ago, writer/director Lynn Shelton has been one of the hardest-working women in the business. In addition to her last two features—“Your Sister’s Sister” and “Touchy Feely”—she has also directed episodes of “New Girl” and “Mad Men.” Her films are complex and touching explorations of human relationships and, until now, they have mostly been improvisational works developed with talented ensembles of actors.
In her latest film “Laggies,” which premiered last week at the Sundance, Shelton switches gears, working from another person’s script for the first time—without most of her standard improvisation—on a much higher budget (“I broke the million-dollar mark, by quite a lot!”), and with a bigger cast of characters, many of them A-list. The result is a polished and unique rom-com about a young woman (Keira Knightley, in a comedic return to her “Bend it Like Beckham” roots) caught in a quarter-life crisis who bonds with a teenager (a winning Chloë Grace Moretz) and her rakish father (Sam Rockwell, who’s at his charming best).
Well-received at Sundance, “Laggies” quickly secured a distribution deal with A24 (the company that released both “The Bling Ring” and “The Spectacular Now” last year). We talked to both Shelton and Rockwell on the day the deal was announced, and they were understandably over the moon. Check out our conversations with them below, with Rockwell discussing his work on the movie and the Sundance experience, and Shelton on working with bigger budgets, shooting under the radar in Seattle, and more.
Check out Chloe’s interview on Daybreak yesterday:
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.
Check out a couple more interviews of Chloe and Asa promoting Hugo:
‘I mean, nothing really happens in your life until you’re 14 or 15. And even then you’re still a child.” Chloë Moretz is thinking back to how she made sense of her character in Let Me In – a centuries-old, pint-sized, preteen vampire. Nothing happens – until you’re 15? That’s not exactly how life as 14-year-old Moretz has lived it. Take Monday night: she was at the Royal Film Performance of Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s children’s adventure (yes, really). She met Prince Charles, and pictures show her co-star in the film, Asa Butterfield – also 14: Moretz is older by a month – standing beside her, nervy in his stiff, grownup tux. But not Chloë (or Chloë Grace, as she currently prefers to be called). “I was having a giggle with him,” she tells me the next morning in a hotel suite, her voice a few octaves lower than you’d expect. She launches into a friendly, stuttering, somewhat Eeyore-esque impersonation of HRH: “‘I heard you started performing when you were five. Got an old leg up … on the old career … what?'” It’s pretty darn spot-on. “Camilla was very sweet,” she continues. “I had to curtsey and everything. Not a crazy curtsey. It was just a little …” Moretz tips her head daintily to one side.
Moretz must be the most unfazed and unbelievably poised 14-year-old. Ever. And a total pro. She arrived in explosive fashion last year, splattering baddies’ guts and the C-word as miniature assassin Hit Girl in Kick-Ass – or Kick Butt as it’s known in the Moretz household; next came Abby the preteen vampire in Let Me In (a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In). She was the best thing in both films, and now has just finished a movie with Tim Burton. “It’s back to Burton’s roots, it’s like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice … fantastical and terrifying, and you laugh at the weirdest stuff. It’s back to what he’s amazing at: straddling that fine line of camp and drama.” Neatly put, especially for someone who wasn’t born when both movies came out. Oh, and Scorsese is like a second dad. He recently called her a “star”, with “powerful charisma” and an “innate sense of emotional honesty”.
Dressed in black with a splash of mustard in her shorts, Moretz is tapping the heels of an amazing pair of suede, high-heeled loafers. Nice shoes. “Thanks, they’re Dolce.” She adds quickly that they are are on loan. “I hope I get to keep them.” For the record: aside from photo shoots and premieres, her mum only lets her wear high-street labels (she loves Topshop and American Apparel).
Chloe covers this month’s issue of Interview Magazine:
Read her interview for the magazine below. It was written by Drew Barrymore who directed Chloe in her video “Our Deal.”:
At the age of 14, Chloë Grace Moretz has already secured a special place for herself in the annals of youth culture. In Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, which was released last year, Moretz plays a pre-teen superhero named Hit-Girl who, brandishing a gun, utters a word theretofore unbandied about in the kiddie-hero genre, when she refers to her imminent foes—a roomful of drug dealers—using a colloquial term that begins with a C and rhymes with fronts and still isn’t allowed to be spoken on television. While there is indisputably a degree of evil genius at work in any movie where a group of ne’er-do-wells becomes instantly paralyzed by a pre-teen with a glock who has referred to them by the last great verboten expletive—Was it the gun that did it? Or the foul language?—the line, coming from a then-13-year-old, was a proverbial showstopper, and beyond the initial schlock-shock, occasioned some low-intensity cultural soul-searching. The responses, both negative and positive, were emphatic: The Los Angeles Times questioned why anyone would allow a girl that young to be involved in a scene that involved so many very bad things; the British newspaper The Guardian, in its more permissive English way, actually verged on heralding Moretz and Vaughn as quasi-revolutionaries for dragging the C-word into the popular vernacular. But regardless of where anyone stood on the spectrum of indignation, the attention also unequivocally announced Moretz’s arrival as a young actress who not only doesn’t quite fit the mold, but also might one day do something to the mold that makes us question the very nature of the mold—or if in fact there should be one.