Chloe and “Kick-Ass 2″ co-star and friend, Christopher Mintz-Plasse on the GQ Magazine Comedy issue.
If you’re like us, you went into 2010′s Kick-Ass expecting a glossy teenage take on the birth-of-a-superhero story and got surprised by a hyperactive genre deconstruction packed with daddy issues and brutally stylized beat-downs. You were also rewarded with Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl, a teensy F-bomb-dropping villain-slayer, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as wannabe bad guy Red Mist. Chloë and Chris, well, they got each other.
Not that way, perv—at the time, she was 13 and he was 19. Still, the two became BFFs on the publicity trail, though with the big-brother/little-sister roles reversed. “In almost every interview, Chloë would beat me up,” says Mintz-Plasse. “She was in fight training for months, and she was really freaking strong.” She paid him back, though, with the gift of Lady Gaga. “All we would do was sing ‘Paparazzi,’ ” says Mintz-Plasse. “The beautiful harmony of that chorus.” “You did go for the high notes a lot,” Moretz remembers.
This summer the pals are back for more ultraviolence in Kick-Ass 2. But Mintz-Plasse has some homework to do before they hit the PR trail again. “I found a new song for us: ‘Come & Get It’ by Selena Gomez,” Moretz tells him. “It’s easy to learn. We can kill it.”
“I’ll download it right now and listen to it a million times,” says Mintz-Plasse. “I’ve gotta learn my lines.”
Chloe talks Kick-Ass 2, Karaoke song, good luck charm and more at the Billboard Award red carpet.
Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield — the young stars of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo — are attached to “The White Circus,” a dark fairy tale exec produced by Terry Gilliam.
“Circus” is the first full-length directorial effort from Canadians Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who earned recognition in Hollywood with their Oscar-nominated animated short “Madame Tutli-Putli.”
Another of their shorts, “Higglety Pigglety Pop,” was produced by Spike Jonze and starred the voice talent of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker.
“Circus” is an adventure-romance that takes place on a snowy New Year’s Eve, when a young pilot crashes his plane into a war-torn town on his first mission. There, he falls in love with a beautiful cabaret singer, befriends a talking circus bear and incites the townsfolk to liberate themselves from a despot.
Pic also stars Andrea Riseborough and Christian Friedel (“The White Ribbon”).
“Chris and Maciek are the worthy heirs of Gilliam, Jim Henson and Tim Burton, yet their work boasts an ever bigger crossover appeal while being smart and innovative,” said Gregoire Melin at Kinology, which is producing and repping the pic in international markets.
“Circus” is also produced by Melissa Malkin and Dave Valleau of Canada’s Silo Corp., Stefan Arndt at Germany’s X-Filme Creative Pool and Andjelija Vlaisavljevic at Serbia’s Work in Progress.
“The White Circus” is due to start shooting in Germany and Serbia in February 2014.
Last night Chloe attended the 2013 Billboard Music Awards to present Ed Sheeran for his performance of “Lego House.” We have a few pictures in our gallery now.