Chloe Moretz On Playing Abby in Let Me In


The American remake of Let The Right One In

In the next year, you’ll be hearing a lot about 12 year old actress Chloe Moretz. She appeared in last year’s (500) Days Of Summer, but in 2010, not only will you see her as the deadly assassin superhero Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass (have you seen that red-band trailer?) but more notably for genre fans, she’ll be playing the role of Abby in Let Me In, the American remake of Let The Right One In.

MTV asked her what the new version is about. “It’s about a boy who lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico,” she explains. “Growing up, not many people like him, he’s not popular. He’s wimpy, kind of an outcast. Then this girl moves in, she’s totally different. She doesn’t wear shoes, wears raggedy clothes — it’s sort of like “Romeo and Juliet” with vampires. She can’t be with him, because she’s a vampire. But they fall in love; it’s a really sweet coming-of-age story between a little boy and a little girl.”

To properly portray the role, Moretz really got into the mindset of a vampire that’s cursed to be forever immortalized in a 12 year old body. “It’s a very sad and heavy burden to have; it’s not easy to live,” she says. “You need blood to live, and that’s not an easy thing to go through. [My character, Abby] has to kill for it. She’s a very sweet, loving person. And that’s why I relate to the character — she’s a beast, it’s a demon inside of her and she can’t stop it from coming out … when I turn into a vampire, it’s terrifying.”

For director Matt Reeves’ take on Let Me In, check out our previous news post here.

Source: MTV