October 26, 2013 - 13:49 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Chloe Moretz has opened up about the emotional toll of playing a tortured teenager in her remake of Carrie, Digital Spy said.
The actress told Flicks and Bits that she wanted to stay away from directly referencing Sissy Spacek's portrayal of Carrie in the 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel.
"The role of Carrie is an incredibly emotional role," Moretz said.
"It's probably the most vulnerable I've ever been as an actor, so in some ways it's kind of terrifying for people to see it, but at the same time it's very exciting and kind of an awakening for me because it's something I've never done before."
She continued: "We were able to put our own spin on [the character], just because we wanted it to be original. And I didn't want to watch the movie or anything.
"So what we really did was, we had the book there on set every day, and we compared a page in the script to a page in the book and really, that was our big thing."
Moretz also expressed hope that the new version of Carrie will inspire some creative Halloween costumes from teens this year.
"Jordan Samuel, the make-up artist, was like, 'People are going to love this. One side's like a dead demon and a monster, and the other's beautiful'," she recalled. "And I'm like, 'Okay, Jordan, chill out'."
She went on to say: "Hopefully people will really like this Carrie and they'll really be interested in her look. It's so different than the first one, I think. I think that she is such a different style of Carrie. I think also... that we have the modern facilities to be able to... keep the same consistent blood throughout the entire movie until she washes it off.
"Keep the exact same blood spatters and just kind of keep it so linear. Unlike with the first movie, they didn't have the ability. You see the blood drop and then cut. It's like a different splatter and everything."
Moretz concluded: "But, you know, it's that time period. In this time period, you sort of have people looking for, 'Oh, the blood went from her left cheek to her right cheek. Oh my God'. So we had to make it so strategic that I hope people really like that."
Carrie is now playing in the US and opens on November 29 in the UK.