by Brett White
As Comic Book Movie reports, the latest issue of Movie Magic magazine contains a fairly extensive interview with “Kick-Ass 2” star Chloe Grace Moretz and director Jeff Wadlow about the evolution of her character, Hit-Girl.
“The obvious difference is that I’m older now, and the difference between 11 and 15, which is how old I was when we finished, is that you’re a different person, obviously,” Moretz reveals. “You’re calculating more ideas, you’re experiencing more things in your own life, you’re not just living through other people’s eyes, you’re making your own decisions.”
The next chapter in Mindy McCready’s life also comes as a direct response to the previous one (also known as 2010’s “Kick-Ass”), and that chapter doesn’t read the same way this time around.
“Here’s this little girl who is basically raised to be an assassin by this man who is insane,” director Jeff Wadlow explains. “I mean, Big Daddy is treated like a hero in the first film, but in our film we even take a step back and say, no, he loves his daughter and that’s a good thing, but he was totally crazy and he robbed her of any kind of normal life. We try to deal with that in a very real way.”
“What Jeff and I really wanted to improve was the real heart of it,” says Moretz. “Because I wanted to show that this girl didn’t have a father anymore and how much that affected her. She’s really confused and going through the self-torture of, ’Am I killing people because this is what I was raised to believe was a good thing, or am I just murdering people?'”
Moretz also promises that Hit-Girl’s physicality will be different in the sequel, thanks to one big change: no guns. Well, mostly no guns.
“I wanted to show this darker side to her, and I also wanted to make the action a little bit different. So we basically scrapped the guns. I do use guns a little bit in the movie, but we basically do hand-to-hand combat and it’s just a lot more hands-on.”
The further adventures of Hit-Girl arrive on the big screen on August 16th. The full interview can be found in the latest issue of Movie Magic.
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