With so many female-driven films and strong roles at this year's fest, and in the spirit of the opening night film, we'll be profiling some of the most kick-ass females representing at SXSW this week. Next up: Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz.
At only 13 years old, Chloë Grace Moretz is already shaping up to become the next great geek icon. Sure, you've seen her do the occasional kid's television show, but in between the girl has managed to pick up roles in Wicked Little Things, The Amityville Horror, Room 6 and The Eye. Now, in 2010, she's poised to take the geek world by storm with roles in the comic adaptation Kick Ass, as well as Let Me In, Matt Reeves' remake of Let the Right One In. Needless to say, this ain't your ordinary 13-year old, and while some have called her the anti-Dakota Fanning, I wouldn't label her as anything other than one actress you should really keep your eye on.
While at SXSW, Cinematical managed to grab only a couple minutes with the much sought-after actress, but only because we just happened to be sitting right next to her between events. We'll bring you more from Chloë prior to the release of Kick-Ass, and look for a much longer interview with her later in 2010 as we approach the release of Let Me In this October.
Cinematical: Let's face facts: in this film, you kill more people than I think I've ever seen a person your age kill on the big screen before. Not only are you a weapons master, but you throw in flips and jumps, and you're running up walls. How much of this stuff did you really do yourself?
Chloë Grace Moretz: Almost all of it was me, except for the gigantic flips and running up the wall wasn't me. But all of it was me except for that, and it was insanely hard because in the middle of thinking about choreography -- you know, left, right, left, right -- you're aware that one little mistake and you're on the ground.