Chloë Moretz Should Probably Add Inglourious Basterds To Her Netflix Queue

Chloe Moretz Hit Girl

As part of the wall-to-wall media blitz happening with Kick-Ass at the moment, Movieline's favorite teenager, 13-year-old Chloë Moretz, gets her due in the New York Times this weekend. The profile (online now, in the paper tomorrow) traverses much of the territory you'd expect -- her character, Hit Girl, might curse, maim and kill, but it's okay because Chloë's so aware and adjusted! -- but does reveal one interesting bit of minutia: Quentin Tarantino is safe for children.

While Moretz's acting coach (and brother), Trevor, said Hit Girl was modeled on Angelina Jolie in Wanted, Natalie Portman in The Professional and Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, he didn't allow his younger sister to actually watch any of those movies because of their content. Not so, however, with Kill Bill:

"It was hilarious," Ms. Moretz said. "It's not like, 'Oh, I'm killing people with real blood.' It's fake.

As opposed to that part in Wanted when Angelina Jolie does ... oh, hell, anything. Lest you think the childhood of Chloë Moretz has been handled irresponsibly though, she did pick up one piece of indispensable advice while on the set of Kick-Ass: "Always check your gun when someone gives it to you. Make sure it's a fake bullet." Safety first, right guys?

· Just a Sweet Young Actress? $&@%# Right! [New York Times]


  • Frances Perkins says:

    You misspelled 2 wurds:
    "inglourious" should be "inglorious"
    "basterds" should be "bastards"
    Yes, somewhere I saw official promos that misspelled "bastards" the same way you did. This is not a case of artistic license or acceptable international differences, such as Brits spelling "grey" whereas Americans spell it "gray".
    Call me a snot if you want, but nothing makes me turn a deaf ear to anyone so fast as bad spelling. It's...not impressive.

  • kudos says:

    Francis- or do i mean francois? That's how tarantino spelled his movie. Don't believe me?? Go rent or pick up a copy.

  • Brian says:

    Frances, can you spell idiot? I would imagine that you've heard that word quite a few times in your life.

  • snickers says:

    Seriously? First time movie fan, first time reader?

  • jordan says:

    frances, come on. you could almost be forgiven if this were last year before the movie even came out, but seriously? jesus.

  • Frances Perkins says:

    Gee, everybody...thanks for your comments also! There's a place for casual speech but never bad spelling. Am I the bitch because I care about education and the future of our country? Ignorance is not bliss, folks. Look how far we lag behind so many countries in so many respects. As a society we've absolutely grown too lazy even to spell and too arrogant to care. That's nothing to write home about. Keep what passes for your heads buried in the idiot box until you suffocate in apathy and ignorance, for all I care. I used to get paid a lot as an editor cleaning up after lazy morons. Come to think of it, sometimes I still do!

  • Frances Perkins says:

    You were right about one thing: I'm not a regular reader here. The only thing that drew my attention in the first place was the atrocious spelling, and I had a few spare minutes to yank your collective chains.
    One thing you don't need to worry about, though; I did tweak the film's producer's nose right away. How terrible to spoil such a fine movie by outright ignorance in other matters.

  • Frances Perkins says:

    But wait! There's more! Brian, dear, I've been called a lot worse than "idiot", but always by people far less qualified to throw stones. A well-paid career as critic and editor requires a thick skin. So it doesn't bother me at all. I'd rather be insulted for having an excellent education instead of mortified by the lack of one.