Chloe Moretz 'too young' for Carrie

2012-10-17 22:26
Los Angeles - Chloe Moretz was told she wouldn't get the lead role in the Carrie remake - because she was too young.

The 15-year-old actress was desperate to take on the part of the bullied schoolgirl in the new version of the movie but was warned by studio MGM she might not get it because her age meant they would have working restrictions.

She said: "I read the script and when I did I completely fell in love. At first it was just a draft and it was already amazing. It was a beautifully sculptured script.

'We were crying'

"And then they said, 'You're 15 and the character's 17/18 so you're probably not going to get the role because you're too young. They don't want a minor because of the timing issues etc.' And I just said, 'Watch me, watch me do this.'"

However, after several auditions and meetings, Chloe managed to impress director Kimberley Peirce, especially because she was so well prepared when they first met.

She told "I took in this big folder with all my ideas for the film and all my ideas on Carrie. Everything was written down over about six pages. And then me and Kim sat there and talked for about five hours - about the characters, about the storyline, about life. And we were crying and it was such a beautiful experience we had together.

"I really fought for it and I love proving myself."

Carrie is set for release in the US on 15 March and South Africa two weeks later on the 29th.

Watch the Carrie teaser trailer here:


  • LanfearM - 2012-10-18 08:11

    How can they complain about "working restrictions" with her age when she was 12 years old when she played the swearing, ass-kicking, 11-year old Hit Girl in "Kick-Ass"? But anyway, glad she got it, she is an excellent young actress.

      christo.strydom.58 - 2012-10-18 09:38

      The "working restrictions" refer to children/minors not being allowed to work more than a set hours per day. Movies/Television typically work 12 hour days, so they would be restricted in how long they could use her each day. It's all about the money...

  • kyle.boshoff - 2012-10-18 10:27

    Yeah, because Hollywood wants 25-28 year olds to play 17 year olds... IMO Chloe is closer to the actual age of the character...

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