Chloë Moretz Should Probably Add Inglourious Basterds To Her Netflix Queue
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?
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