Casting Chloe Moretz in the 'Carrie' remake is the best decision anyone has ever made. Carrie is an extraordinary and iconic character from film's horror history; she's a frustrated teenager with special powers. Moretz is a teenager that is equally - though less disturbingly - special.
Although anyone would be daunted by replaying a character that is so marked in our imaginations and in film itself, Moretz acknowledged the big shoes she was expected to step into, and wanted to make them her own. Speaking at the New York Comic Con. 2012, she spoke confidently with incredible maturity in her approach to the role; "I... try to look at it as what it is,” which is "a beautiful acting piece between a mother and a daughter.” She said, “It has the really cool aspects of telekinesis. That's how I judge it and that's how I look at it as an actress. I try to forget about if we're going to live up to the expectations of what people are going to want."
In 'Carrie' Moretz sees teenagers across America who are all faced with a 'Vicious cycle' reports MTV. You start off this broken down adolescent, kind of awkward, gangly girl, she goes from gangly to this beautiful young woman ... and it comes back full circle to wanting to be in her mom's arms.” She says, “It's this beautiful circle, which is what happens when you're growing up. You want to get out of your parents' house. You want to go, and then you're out and you think home is really fun, and you always want to come back."
Moretz first exploded onto the scene in her controversial role in Kick-Ass, a spoof super-hero movie in which she said 'the C word' which shocked critics, as Moretz was just 11 at the time of filming. Now aged 15, Moretz has blossomed into a fantastically well dressed teenager (she was recently snapped at a Chanel event), with a rare and brilliant approach to work that is rare in anyone of her age - or any age, for that matter. We have no doubt that her version of Carrie will be an apt reflection of the hard work she puts into everything.