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Moretz: Washington's chat with fans

Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed that Denzel Washington would take time out every day for his fans when they shot The Equalizer.

The Kick-Ass actress talked about how impressed she was with the Oscar-winning actor when they filmed scenes on the streets of Boston.

"He had so many fans on set. We were shooting in not the most expensive areas of Boston and he would go and talk with the fans in his lunch break, when he had two hours off. He would sit down with them and do a huge Q&A on the street," she said.

The 16-year-old added: "Denzel's an amazing guy. That's why he's so beloved."

Chloe, who reprises her role as Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2, said she relished showing off her acting chops in The Equalizer, Antoine Fuqua's big-screen adaptation of the 80s TV series. The show, which aired between 1985 to 1989, starred British actor Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a middle-aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble.

The Let Me In actress plays a young prostitute, who is "saved" by Robert (Denzel).

"It was interesting. This was a character with huge problems - she was a prostitute, she is lost, she is doing drugs and she doesn't really know who she is. Denzel's her equalizer. He saves her and scoops her up and gets out of that world. He gives her a second chance," she said.

"Right now I'm doing a lot of personality-driven movies, driven by pure acting. No spectacle," she added.

:: Kick-Ass 2 is in cinemas now.

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