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Sugar and Spice, Punches and the Odd Four-Letter Word

March 25, 2010

On the big screen, she stabs bad guys with samurai swords and launches bombs both virtual and verbal.

In real life, her bedtime is 9:30pm. Chloe Grace Moretz turned 13 last month and before she turns 14 she could become a hotter female property than her role model, Angelina Jolie. Later this year she stars in a remake of the cult vampire film Let The Right One In, and Martin Scorsese has just snapped her up to star in his next picture. But the reason we're sitting with Chloe, her mother, Teri, and two publicists – two more guardians, incidentally, than were deemed necessary when I interviewed Courtney Love – is Kick-Ass.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the film is based on Mark Millar's vibrant and hugely violent comic book series about a teenage loser who resolves to become a crimefighting superhero called Kick-Ass, despite lacking any real superpowers. The movie was supposed to offer a global launchpad for Nowhere Boy's British star Aaron Johnson, but the buzz is all about Moretz as Hit Girl, an 11-year-old who is half of a vigilante father-daughter team. Read More