Kick-Ass' Chloe Moretz Says Playing a Vampire in Let Me In Was 'Really Cool'
04.07.10 by BJSprecher
Chloe Moretz already has a pretty long list of acting credits to her name for a girl of just 13, but it's her controversial role as the hack-and-slash pre-teen with the mouth of a sailor, Hit Girl, in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming Kick-Ass that has really put her on the map. She currently has several other movies in various stages of production, but the project that's starting to generate the kind of buzz she has been receiving for Kick-Ass is her turn as a blood-sucking vampire in Matt Reeves' Let Me In. Moretz made an appearance at the recent WonderCon comic book convention in support of Kick-Ass, but also briefly discussed Let Me In, saying that it was "really cool" to portray the vampire Abby.
Moretz admitted that her parents would not allow her to watch the entirety of the original Swedish movie, Let The Right One In, on which Let Me In was based, but said that it would be "a lot like the original." She said what really interested her about playing Abby was the opportunity to portray a vampire in a way that is contrary to the current crop of beautiful emo vampires seen in movies like The Twilight Saga.
It was fun portraying a vampire. The face of a vampire that people don't really see. You know? It's the side of a vampire that's usually hidden. They don't show it. It's always this cold figure that people always draw themselves to for no apparent reason. And this girl that I play is much darker. She's dirty. She doesn't really bathe that much. She's not glamorous. She's just a girl that no one could care less about.
Let Me In tells the story of Owen (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee), a bullied young boy who befriends a vampire girl (Moretz) living in secrecy with her human father (Richard Jenkins), who murders innocent people to supply his daughter with blood. Elias Koteas stars as the policeman investigating the recent rash of murders in his quiet New Mexico town.