Chloe will be honored at Variety’s fifth Power of Youth event.
Variety’s fifth Power of Youth event will honor a slew of young entertainers at the Oct. 22 celebration on Paramount’s backlot.
Hayden Panettiere , Hailee Steinfeld, Rico Rodriguez, Darren Criss, Bailee Madison, Chloe Moretz and Angus T. Jones have been selected to receive Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy award for their contributions to charitable causes.
“We’re proud Variety’s Power of Youth will once again bring together some of today’s most gifted young actors to help raise important funds and awareness for a number of worthy causes,” said Brian Gott, publisher, Variety. “We’re thrilled to recognize each of our honorees for their incredible work and dedication to their respective charities.”
Panettiere is recognized for her work on behalf of the Whaleman Foundation, Steinfeld for Share Our Strength, Jones for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rodriguez for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Moretz for the Film Foundation, Criss for the Trevor Project and Madison for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
This year’s event, presented by the Hub in conjunction with Variety’s annual Youth Impact Report, will include live perfs and the Power of Auction on CharityBuzz.com. Guests will include children and families affected by the honorees’ benefiting charities as well as notable under-25 thesps and recording artists.
Carolyn Stoddard (Chloë Moretz) — Though she played a voracious child vampire in the acclaimed (but little seen) Let Me In, Moretz is on the human side of the spectrum in Dark Shadows — though that doesn’t mean this cousin of young David Collins (and daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer’s character, seen on the far right) isn’t without her own peculiarities. “Carolyn is your typical early-1970s teenager,” Grahame-Smith says. “She likes her music and likes her magazines, and does not like anyone in her family. She likes to keep her door closed and keep to herself. She’s pretty normal, but appearances can be deceiving. I wouldn’t say there is a normal person in this photo.”
Check out this interview at Chloe from TIFF about Hick and her other upcoming films, Hugo, Dark Shadows and Kick Ass 2:
Chloe Moretz had one of the more difficult films of the Toronto International Film Festival. From author/screenwriter Andrea Portes’ autobiographical story and writer/director Derick Martini, Hick casts Moretz as Luli, who escapes her alcoholic parents but meets even more dangerous people on the road: sexual predators and drug addicts. Many people walked out of the press and industry screening on Sunday morning.
It doesn’t phase Moretz. The fan favorite from (500) Days of Summer, Kick-Ass and Let Me In ran from room to room at the Toronto Intercontinental like the most popular girl in school. In our session, we had a chance to talk about her about watching herself grow up and her upcoming films Hugo, Dark Shadows and, we hope, Kick-Ass 2.
Movies.com: First of all, thank you for helping me through my 500 days of Diane.
Chloe Moretz: Oh, dude, I love when people say this. It makes me so happy. I was in New York at Rue 57. It’s the best restaurant. Anyway, I was there and this guy was like, “I just want to tell you thank you for helping me through my relationship with my girlfriend through (500) Days of Summer.” It’s always so nice to hear something like that because oh my God, I genuinely affected people. Well, not me. Probably Joseph more than me.
Movies.com: I’ve thanked him too, and Zooey Deschanel and Marc Webb. And this is two years later I’m remembering how it helped me.
CM: Yeah, it’s big.
Movies.com: Will Hick be hard for your fans to take?
CM: [Sweetlly] Not if they’re loyal. No, I mean, it’s an interesting movie. I think it really appeals to a lot of people. I don’t know. If they like it, they like it. If they don’t, they don’t. I’m proud of it and I love what I did. If they don’t like it then they don’t like it.
Movies.com: How will you look back on this series of movies you’ve gotten to do between the ages of 10-13?
CM: It’s crazy. I’ve gone in so many different directions. I’ve done so many different things in my career so far. I’m proud of everything I’ve ever done. This is one I’m probably most proud of in my career because I worked so hard in this role and I’m proud of what I did. Whether people like it or not, it’s up to them.
Movies.com: There are many scenes where Luli looks at herself in front of the mirror, so I was wondering how you’d look at yourself on film. Are you excited to see what you’re going to look like when you’re 20 and 30 in a movie?
CM: Yeah, it’s definitely weird because instead of having home videos at home, I have movies of my lifespan growing up. So I think it’ll definitely be weird for me to be 20 and 30 and hopefully still be doing movies and be like “Oh my God.” Seeing myself on screen freaks me out. I have to think about myself in a third person type way, so I’d be like “When Luli did this” or “When the character, when she did that” because if I think about me doing it, I can’t judge myself. I get so caught up in it being me, it’s like ew, stop it. Get off the screen, Chloe.
Movies.com: How difficult were the intense scenes in the motel room at the end of the film to do and how did you get through it?
CM: It was interesting because it was hard. It was really, really, really hard. It is acting but of course you had to go into emotions that aren’t normal, which I love. I love being able to do stuff like that. I love being able to be a different person like that. So it was really hard and it was dark. It was dark at times but the minute they say “cut” it’s back to Chloe and you’ve got to go and listen to Britney Spears and watch Disney movies and you’ve got to get back in your mindset of the 14-year-old girl. So it was hard but I’d do it again in a heartbeat because it was the best experience of my life. Read More