Vamping it Up
Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz stars in movies she can't see
What's the fun in being a movie star if you can't attend your own premieres?
Chloe Moretz, the pint-sized star of the über violent superhero flick Kick-Ass, stars in Let Me In, a just-released horror film by Matt Reeves. The young actress' performance has already been commended, but she wouldn't know if it's merited. The 13-year-old star isn't allowed to see scary movies. (If she weren't already forbidden by her parents, she would be by the theater usher; the film is rated R for its bloody violence.)
The movie, which has received positive reviews from die-hard fans of the original, is based on the 2008 Swedish vampire film, Let the Right One In. Moretz, who plays a young vampire named Abby who develops a relationship with a bullied little boy, has never seen the original. Her parents deemed it too frightening.
Moretz is no stranger to starring in movies she can't see in theaters. Kick-Ass was also rated R for its hyper-violence, foul language, sexuality and drug use.
Next up for the rising young star is a Martin Scorsese drama set in 1930s Paris called Hugo Cabret, where she'll star alongside Jude Law, Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. That project has yet to be rated, but we predict it gets another no from the rents.
We'd feel bad, but it's probably pretty cool to sneak into your own films.