Kick-Ass Star Chloë Grace Moretz “Gets Real” In Teen Vogue: “Wow, Am I Going To Be A Nobody?”
Chloë Grace Moretz may model a “Brain Washed” Toy Machine hat (above) for her high-fashion spread inside the March 2013 issue of Teen Vogue. But, the 15-year-old may be one of the most well-adjusted teens in Hollywood.
The actress, who made her big screen debut in The Amityville Horror and later starred opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer, Jude Law in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, is not afraid to keep it real when it comes to the role that made her famous. “I look back at that movie,” says Chloë of playing the foul-mouthed daughter of Nicholas Cage in Kick-Ass, “and I think, Wow, I see why it’s so inappropriate. You know, I could be in high school right now, like any other normal 15-year-old girl. I’m proud to say that I made a different life for myself. I’m a businesswoman.”
Next up for the businesswoman is taking over the iconic title character in the remake of the horror cult classic, Carrie. “Carrie is the epitome of a girl who’s been broken down by others,” she explains. “When I was auditioning for Carrie, I was told, ‘Well, look, you’re too young, you’re too pretty, you’re too accomplished.’ I love showing people I can do something that they might think I will never be able to do. Playing someone who’s happy-go-lucky and has a good life and a nice family—it’s boring for me. Because that’s my life. I have a good family. My mom loves me. I like being challenged, playing characters that are a little messed up.”
The Georgia native, who is putting the finishing touches on the upcoming summer 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2, may be the belle of Hollywood now, but she is definitely planning a future outside of the spotlight. “I want to be able to say, ‘I’m not just an actress.’ I need to be able to say, ‘I can quit this business and go live my own life and be whoever I want to be.’ Going to college will help prevent me from being restrained or put into a box. A lot of my friends are juniors, but they’re already like, ‘What am I going to do—am I going to be a doctor, a lawyer, or an accountant?’” she says. “I’m the one who has to say to them, ‘Just calm down and breathe.’ I could ask myself, What movie am I going to do next? Am I going to get a campaign? Am I going to be a nobody? Am I going to disappear in a couple years?…No. I’ve been told a hundred times that I would fail. I’ve learned not to listen too much to others. My philosophy is if something makes you happy, do it. If it doesn’t make you happy, stop. You have to be spontaneous. Don’t play the best friend in the film version of your life. Be the leading lady.”
Check out Chloe’s glow in the spread below and read her entire Teen Vogue interview here. Do you think Chloe kicks ass?