Chloe Moretz definitely knows how to get into character. The 16-year-old star of the upcoming Carrie remake transformed her look for the “dark arts” issue of Dazed & Confused magazine, looking worlds away from her usual bubbly, blonde self.
On the cover, the up-and-coming teen dons a short, Joan Jett-esque black wig and offsets her startlingly edgy new look with thick eyeliner and a steely gaze. The actress also switches up her style in a tweed-and-silk Chanel jacket and a Meadham Kirchhoff ruffled shirt.
But maybe it’s just a sign of growing up? During a previous interview with Glamour, the young actress revealed that she’s been “wearing a lot of all black” recently.
“I really love Winona Ryder — her look in the time right after Mermaids and Heathers, that first year of Johnny Depp and her,” she told the magazine. “They were the best couple ever — they’re like Romeo and Juliet!”
In a recent roundtable for Carrie, Moretz told reporters that she had to reach deep to find the right emotions to tap into to play her dark character of the bullied telekinetic teen with an intense Bible-thumping mom (played by Julianne Moore). The original 1976 version of the film starred Sissy Spacek as the titular teen and Piper Laurie as her mother.
“Everyone has something inside them that, if they want to bring it up every day, they could cry about it, they could be sad and live their life in just complete terror of your own feelings,” she explained. “And that was really what I had to bring up was all my vulnerabilities. All my vulnerabilities that I, even at fifteen, had learned to deal with and to put away and go, ok this is how you’re human and this is how you live everyday life without crying and stuff.”
The iconic prom scene, in particular — in which Carrie has a bucket full of pig’s blood dumped on her after she is crowned prom queen as a cruel joke — was particularly nerve-wracking to film, she said.
“It kind of felt like when you were about to drop off of one of those droppy rides, which is always scary because you know something is going to happen,” she said. “And I’m like, this is so crazy right now. And [I grabbed] Ansel Elgort’s hand (the actor plays jock Tommy Ross)… that wasn’t supposed to happen. We grabbed each other’s hands because we were both so scared.”
On staying in shape:
“I’m conscious of what I eat and try to eat what I want, but if it’s too rich then I change my choices the rest of the day. I don’t really believe in depriving myself – I love food too much. I work out too to keep fit. I think a normal, ‘real’ body is the most beautiful thing in the world. Anyone can be board skinny if they want to deprive themselves. I just personally don’t like that look.”
On the future:
“I love my life. I love my family, I love my friends and I love my pets. I am very, very blessed. The future excites me sooooo much! I’ve got a lot more living to do.”
On remaking “Carrie”:
“There was such a maternal, female aspect to it. This is a movie that deals with really dark but also very female aspects of life. It’s a very extreme mother/daughter relationship. For a man to try and interpret what that was like as a 16-year-old? Nah. Not the same thing. To have an actual female directing you and being opposite on the screen sirens of our day, she allowed me to feel safe to go to such a dark places with her because this is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been. Which is scary.”
New “Dark Shadows” still featuring Chloe & Johnny Depp added to the gallery, as well as quite a few scans from some of the latest issue featuring Chloe.
Scans> 2012> Allure 2012 x 001
Scans> 2012> Vogue Russia x 010
Scans> 2012> Flaunt Spring 2012 x 006
Chloe is featured in today’s (Nov. 27) issue of UK’s The Sunday Times in the style section. We have scans in the gallery courtesy of ycelebs Blogspot
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Chloe’s a chameleon,” says Teri to the publicist, who is asking her about plans for the press tour for Hugo. “No other girl her age would change her hair this many times.” And she shrugs, probably because her daughter loves it. It reminds me of a trick Moretz has explained for getting the best out of the world’s most terrifying rollercoasters. “What you gotta do is try t not hold yourself down or tense up. Instead, you should free fall with your hands up, so that your whole body drifts with it. Literally, so you float. You don’t hold yourself down. You just float.” It’s the best life advice I’ve ever had from a 14-year-old.