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Chloë Moretz balances darkness with Disney


The actress has been in almost 50 films in less than 10 years. She sits down with Marie Claire this month to talk about life and her blossoming career.

Chloe Grace Moretz

Fifteen-year old Chloë Grace Moretz is quickly become one of the fastest-rising stars in Hollywood, but deep down she’s still just a kid who likes her Disney. The actress sat down with Marie Claire for the Feb. 12 issue to talk about what it’s like being a teenager in the world of major-league actors.

You may know Moretz best from her parts in Kick-Ass, Dark Shadows and her guest appearances on 30 Rock, but she’ll also be starring with Julianne Moore in the upcoming remake of Carrie.

“She’s one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with,” she said of Moore in the interview. “And if I could do every single movie for the rest of my career with her, I would, because she’s brilliant.”

Moretz has worked with other big stars as well, including Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer in Dark Shadows. The Tim Burton film showed a darker side of the young actress, but Moretz said she likes it that way.

“I like doing dark material, which is interesting since I’m such the opposite person,” she said. “I’m so light and happy. I have a good family and I’m loved.”

In fact, she likes to balance that dark material with watching a channel that could also be categorized as “light and happy.”

“I’ll watch the Disney Channel. My family makes fun of me for it, but with the characters I do, I always use that as my upper,” she explained.

Moretz celebrates her sweet 16 on Sunday, but did some advance celebrating Thursday night at the Teen Vogue party, along with friends Victoria Justice, Holland Roden and Sarah Hyland.

The birthday doesn’t mean Moretz is slowing down, though. She’s been acting since she was 7 years old, and continues to do as many projects as she can. Besides Carrie, set to come out in 2013, she has eight more films in the works, including a sequel to 2010’s Kick-Ass.

Photo courtesy Marie Claire

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