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Chloe Grace Moretz: ‘Kick-Ass’ star takes dark turn in ‘Carrie’

Youth Impact Report 2012: Bigscreen Kids

Just 15 years old, Chloe Grace Moretz already has a resume spanning more than 20 films, an average of three films a year since her 2005 debut in the “The Amityville Horror” remake.

“Everything you do, you’re always learning,” says the actress, who has savored every moment. “I’ve been very blessed in my career so far.”

Among the blessings: She recently worked with Martin Scorsese (“Hugo”) and Tim Burton (“Dark Shadows”).

“You obviously get a bit nervous,” she says of meeting the two titans. “They’re icons in this business. But they were some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They’re just your director; they treat me like any other actor.”

Asked whom she would like to work with in the future, Moretz lists Darren Aronofsky, Baz Luhrmann and Joe Wright.

That gives the accomplished young actress something to work toward.

In the meantime, she is tackling a role many young actresses her age coveted, playing Carrie White in Kimberly Peirce’s remake of “Carrie.”

Cast opposite Julianne Moore as her mother, it’s a role that could propel Moretz to a new level of recognition. “It’s definitely the darkest work I’ve done,” she says, “but also some of the most fun I’ve ever had on set.”

After “Carrie” wraps, Moretz will reprise her role as Hit Girl in helmer Jeff Wadlow’s “Kick-Ass 2,” the sequel to 2010’s “Kick Ass.”

“Carrie” and “Kick-Ass 2” are set for release in 2013.

Impact: Busy young thesp had three films open in the past year: “Hugo,” “Dark Shadows” and “Hick.”
Next: Leads in both “Carrie” and “Kick-Ass 2.”
Causes: Serves as an ambassador for Unicef and works with the Teens for Jeans program.

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