As Hit-Girl in director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass,” Chloe Moretz plays one of the scariest little girls in cinema history thanks to her vulgar vocabulary and her ruthless intolerance towards criminals everywhere — which is exactly why it’s so surprising that Hit-Girl’s greatest nemesis was nearly her own mother.
Speaking with MTV News, Moretz revealed that the decision to pursue the role of Hit-Girl was initially out of her hands, as the young actress needed to clear one particularly difficult obstacle first — her mom’s approval.
“My mom read [the ’Kick-Ass’ script] first,” she confessed to MTV. “I usually don’t read the scripts!”
Moretz said that she’s not used to reading movie scripts for a very understandable reason — she doesn’t want to get disappointed.
“You don’t really know where anything is going to go when you read a script — you can only hope,” she said. “You get emotionally attached to a project, and then if you don’t get it, you get sad.”
Emotionally attached doesn’t even begin to describe Moretz’s love for Hit-Girl. The actress said that once she learned about the part, she “freaked out” and demanded that her mother let her pursue the character.
“I read it and I freaked out and said, ’I have to be Hit-Girl, mom!’ She was like, ’Okay, well — let’s try it,'” Moretz recalled. “So I went out [to audition] for [Vaughn], and I got it… and then I started training!”
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