In “Kick-Ass 2,” Hit-Girl can handle anything thrown her way — including a six-foot Russian bodybuilding villain named Mother Russia — but there’s one thing that 16-year-old actress Chlöe Grace Moretz just isn’t ready to tangle with: teenagers.
After bringing the horrors of high school to life in two back-to-back films — “Kick-Ass 2″ and the upcoming remake of “Carrie” — Moretz told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz that she’s quite happy with her homeschool lifestyle. “I’m happy I’m not in high school in real life [after making those movies],” said Moretz. “I’m happy I’m not having to have to walk through high school. Teenagers, I’m telling you, they terrify me. They scare me.”
By Bryan Cairns
Can a teenage vigilante superhero have a normal life? Mindy Macready, aka Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), certainly hopes so. After teaming up with Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to take down drug lord Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) and his sadistic son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in 2010’s “Kick-Ass” movie, the pint-sized killing machine has abandoned her costumed adventures in the sequel to attend high school. But when Chris adopts the identity of The Mother Fu@!#ker to exact revenge on Kick-Ass, Mindy is forced to once again suit up and come to the rescue.
At Pinewood Studios in London, England, things are about to become extremely violent on the set of “Kick-Ass 2″. Today, Moviefone is sitting smack dab in the middle of The Mother Fu@!#ker’s impressive lair, which is lined with arcade video games, expensive cars, flashing lights, massive TV screens mounted on the walls and a gigantic aquarium. What is more noteworthy is the brawl transpiring between Kick-Ass’ team of heroes, called Justice Forever, and The Mother Fu@!#ker’s gang of villains. On director Jeff Wadlow’s cue, the actors and extras punch, hit, duck, run, evade and beat each other in an elaborate choreographed fight sequence.
However, trained assassin Hit-Girl is absent from the battle. Her pivotal encounter with Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina) occurs later. In the meantime, Moretz is in the house to talk Hit-Girl, coming back for the sequel, foul language, and her career.
Moviefone: It has been a couple of years since the first “Kick-Ass”. How has it been reuniting with these guys?
Chloe Grace Moretz: It’s been so much fun. I’ve been seeing everyone from the movie at different times. I saw Matthew (Vaughn) at one point and then I saw Aaron. It’s funny to all be on set and back in the costumes. It’s completely surreal, but it’s amazing to be back with such a great story.
Moviefone: How much reaction have you received from the original “Kick-Ass” over the years?
Chloe Grace Moretz: It’s funny. They (the fans) have kind of grown up with me in a way, too, because when I first did it, I was 11. Now, I’m 15, almost 16, and still you get these people that come in and are like, “Oh my God!” Or they look at you and go, “Wait. No. No. No way, man!” It’s interesting. I have a really amazing fan group from it and they are really loyal and are so excited for this movie.
Moviefone: So they can’t believe it’s you when they meet you?
Chloe Grace Moretz: Yeah, they freak out. They’re like, “Can you hit me or something?” “Excuse me?” I’ve been asked so many times, “Can you just punch me in the face?” I’m like, “What? No. No.”
Chloe talked Hit-Girl fans, stunt training, people treating her as an adult, and showed of her knife skills.
Here are some photos and video of Chloe stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk “Kick-Ass 2.” Chloe also talked about driving and her cello playing for “If I Stay.”