Chloë Grace Moretz Tried Method Acting On Set Of ‘Carrie’

Chloe Moretz Promotes Carrie

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.”

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  1. Having followed this film from its initial announcement up to its release, I can assure you it’s not at all what we were promised. Several interviews with the cast and crew members claim it to be a more faithful adaptation of its original source; the 1974 novel penned by Stephen King. It’s not. No, Screen Gems and MGM’s 2013 revamp of ‘Carrie’ is more akin to that of the 1976 film, which featured numerous changes from the book – all of which are still present here. This is only a minor gripe as its not an issue, per say, I just don’t appreciate being misled. On we go.

    Moretz plays the titular character and, whilst a fantastic young actress, she was definitely lacking something here and her performance is just short of believable. Most of the time, it just came off flat. I said from the get-go she was a miscast, but I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt – and she just didn’t quite pull it off for me. It would’ve been advisable to hire someone a tad older with more experience, but I digress.

    On the completely other hand, Moore delivers an absolutely brilliant performance as Carrie’s psychotic mother, Margaret. Fantastically creepy, and while she may be no Piper Laurie (1976′s original), her superb portrayal is the best thing in this movie – and one that longs to be in a better film.

    Let me compare with the original for one second. The 1976 film slowly builds Carrie’s powers so when it comes to it, the prom destruction is a complete shock. But here? Oh, no. It was more like watching Matilda than Carrie. Levitating books, humans… you name it. By the time it gets to prom, the extent of her powers are no longer a surprise and it all comes off as rather tame actually. I certainly didn’t get any satisfaction from it. They cranked the CGI up to 110, however. In this case, less is definitely more. Director take note.

    The supporting cast do their best with what they’re given, notably Portia Doubleday as Carrie’s nemesis Sue, making the film not completely without its merits, but when it comes down to it, 2013′s Carrie really just feels like a pale imitation of the 1976 film. It doesn’t bring anything new or fresh to the table and it doesn’t even feel like it tries to, which I suppose is fine if you’ve never read the book or seen any of the film adaptations. But if you have, you might be better off taking another visit to that prom.

    Like going to your own prom and not being crowned anything, there’s no real payoff. 4/10.

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