Helping brother, helped 'Summer' star break out

Chloe Grace Moretz wasn’t the first in her family to pursue acting. In fact, it wasn’t long after helping her older brother Trevor learn his lines for roles at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School that Moretz started pestering her parents about letting her do it, too. Her mother finally relented, and by the age of 7, Moretz had landed her big break, appearing in two episodes of 2004 TV series “The Guardian.”

Five years later, Moretz has moved on to the bigscreen, appearing in such films as “500 Days of Summer” (as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s precocious kid sister) and “The Eye.” Next year brings major roles in several movies, including kidlit adaptation “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and Nicolas Cage starrer “Kick-Ass” (she underwent martial arts and combat training to play Hit-Girl). Moretz is in New Mexico shooting the lead in “Let Me In,” a remake of Swedish vampire tale “Let the Right One In.”

Now there’s no turning back, Moretz insists. “I get to be a different person every day. One day I can be a vampire, the other I can be Hit-Girl. It’s like Halloween. I can do what I love — and act like a 3-year-old.”

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