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Moretz hated Carrie's screen blood

Chloe Grace Moretz stars as telekinetic teenager Carrie White
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as telekinetic teenager Carrie White

Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed she didn't enjoy being covered in fake blood for Carrie.

The 16-year-old had to be immersed in the concoction for the famous pig's blood scene - where Carrie has it poured over her at the school prom - in Kimberly Peirce's adaptation of Stephen King's novel.

"It was just two takes but I was in blood for a month and a half. Being bloody like that was uncomfortable," she admitted.

"It was freezing cold and I was soaking wet, covered in sticky maple syrup and it smells disgusting! I would think, 'This is horrific. I can't wait to go home and have a shower'."

Chloe admitted she had nerves about taking on the role, which Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for in Brian De Palma's 1976 film.

"It was exciting to be honest. What was terrifying to me, was doing justice to a Stephen King novel. That's what I found nerve-wracking. It was not only retelling the book, but making it special when it's already brilliant in itself," she said.

She had to delve into her own insecurities for the part.

"It was very intense. It was four months of finding your most vulnerable piece - what makes you feel unwanted and scared. You find your biggest insecurities, multiply them by 50 and that's who Carrie is. You have to stay in that for four months and try to stay sane," she said.

Carrie, which also stars Julianne Moore, is in cinemas now.


From Belfast Telegraph