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Saturday 20 September 2014

Chloë Grace Moretz: I’m straight laced

Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz has no interest in experimenting with drugs or going off the rails.

The American actress has vowed she’ll never go off the rails like other young stars. The teenager has come across the seedy side of the movie industry before, but insists doing anything illegal doesn’t interest her.

"I'm, like, incredibly straight-laced, considering what some 16-year-olds are doing. It's probably because I've gone to nice events with big people there since I was a young girl. Kids my age at school are fighting to get into clubs and be around an open bar, whereas I've had the opportunity to drink or do drugs if I wanted to, and I haven't. I look around me and go, 'God's put me here for a reason. Why would I want to go take a drug or do something that can strip away everything I've worked for?'” she explained to NYLON magazine. “This business is not peaches and cream, and I've fought tooth and nail to earn this spot. I'm not a girl who's ridden on a last name or lucked into it from getting on one project that blows up. I've worked for 11 years, and I have to keep working, too, because if I sat back on my haunches right now, I could disappear within a month."

The hard-working actress is best known for her role in Kick-Ass where she played potty-mouthed crime fighter Hit-Girl. She was determined to star in the movie as soon as she found out about the part, despite coming up against opposition.

"We all looked at it and were like, 'Who knows what people might think?' They might be totally offended and never want to hear from me again, or people might love it and go, 'This is the raddest female-empowerment Angelina Jolie-type character for an 11-year-old girl.' It was a big risk, a really big risk,” she revealed. “People were saying to my mom, 'What did you do to your child? You ruined her!' But I was like, 'It was my choice! I wanted to do it!'"

The outspoken and confident teen gave her opinion on the TV versus film debate. Chloë is set to star in the horror movie remake of Carrie and relishes landing shocking roles.

"I always knew I wanted to do movies. The thing with TV is, people almost see you as a family member. You're in their house every week, and you're young and innocent,” she explained. “Plus, TV is more of a job, and it can become kind of monotonous. I love spontaneity, which is why I love playing a different character every few months."

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