Chloë Moretz Looks Very Mature Dressed Up As Jodie Foster In ‘Taxi Driver’ For Harper’s Bazaar

Chloë Moretz in the November 2011 issue of “Harper’s Bazaar.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Harper’s Bazaar”

Some people say that magazines are dying, that they’re not delivering in the same way as websites or video, but we beg to differ (even if we are in the former category). Sometimes a fashion photo catapults itself right off the page and into your psyche forever. We’d like to nominate this photo of Chloë Moretz from the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar as one such image. Celebrating the films of renowned director Martin Scorsese, the extensive fashion spread in the new issue features a bevy of actors like Kate Bosworth and Christina Hendricks re-creating scenes from classic Scorsese films. While the entire shoot is something to behold, we were particularly taken with the Taxi Driver images featuring Chloë as Jodie Foster’s controversial character Iris and Keanu Reeves as Robert DeNiro’s iconic Travis Bickle. We don’t think we’ve ever seen Chloë looking quite so young and mature at the same time.

In the film, Jodie Foster plays a 12-year-old who works on the streets of NYC in a way that is, shall we say, wiser than her years. Seeing as how Chloë is only 14 and will soon be seen in Scorsese’s upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, we can see why she’d be the perfect choice for this particular shoot. But holy moly, check out the serious stare and heavily rouged lips going on in this photo. Also, um, LOW CUT much? I mean, we love ourselves some Louis Vuitton, but dang, Bazaar, you’re totally capturing the “controversial” with this photo. We kid (a little).

Still, Miss M looks lovely and focused in the same way we’ve come to adore her ever since her turn in this summer’s Best Coast supervideo, and we can’t wait to see her grow up onscreen. As for her own thoughts on working with Mr. Scorsese and re-creating such a young, career-defining character, Chloë tells Bazaar, “There’s an aura about him. He knows how to get that thing that makes it a Scorsese film; it’s completely unspoken. But I haven’t seen Taxi Driver yet. My mom won’t let me watch it.” We understand, Mama M, we understand.

{via Harper’s Bazaar}

Chloë Moretz and Keanu Reeves in the November 2011 issue of “Harper’s Bazaar.”
Photo: Courtesy of “Harper’s Bazaar”

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