Chloë Grace Moretz continues on promoting Carrie – which hits theaters on Friday (October 18).
The actress told ABC’s Nightline, “I was intimidated on taking on a Stephen King novel. That’s what scared me…trying to take something that was one of his most iconic pieces of work that he’s ever written and try and breathe life, even halfway as good, as the words that he has put into a book.”
The 16-year-old also stayed in character in between to takes – staying away from the actors and crew.
“It was the first movie I ever did in which I wanted to try method [acting].You know, trying to really breathe and live in her because she is such a dark character you can’t just cut and be like hee-hawing around.”
Fortunately her mother in the film – played by Julianne Moore is nothing like her real mom.
E! News reports Terri Moretz said, “I’m a momma bear, and there are times that you have to just let go, and it’s not easy,” adding that it was “difficult” to watch her daughter suffer abuse onscreen.
“There are moments that you’re like, ‘Ooh, I can’t watch it,’ but it’s just so beautifully done,” she explained. “I saw the original one [the 1976 classic starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Lauer], and this one is really beautiful, but it’s psychologically disturbing.”