Chloe Grace Moretz Talks Being ‘Vulnerable’ in ‘Carrie’

From wearing a blood-splattered prom dress in “Carrie” to kicking ass in the “Kick-Ass” films, Chloë Grace Moretz is everywhere these days—including on the cover of the May issue of Nylon, where she’s looking very spiffy indeed. And in an interview, the actress has offered up some interesting insights into the whys and hows behind her work.

For starters, there’s a good reason why you’ll only see Chloë on the big screen: She doesn’t want you to feel too close to her.

“The thing with TV is, people almost see you as a family member. You’re in their house every week, and you’re young and innocent,” she explained. “But if you’re 19 or 20, playing 15, and trying to transition into your sexuality, people are going to be like, ’No, no, you’re my younger sister!’ Whereas for an actor in movies, there’s a distance. They have to travel to the theater to see you.”

Meanwhile, Chloë might not be transitioning into sexy situations just yet (at least not so far as we know), but she is evolving as an actress—including immersing herself in her role, method-style, while she was working on the new movie reboot of Stephen King’s “Carrie.”

“It’s not like I didn’t talk to my family or go crazy and not eat, but with the director and the actors I was Carrie all the time on set,” she said. And considering the content of the film, that meant spending a lot of time in a pretty grim place—something Chloë is both excited and anxious to see play out on screen, as she explained, “It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, but it was one of the darkest, and I’m terrified to see the movie because it’s the most vulnerable I’ve ever been.”

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