With today's release of 'Kick-Ass,' the buzz over the very R-rated comic book-movie has reached a fever pitch.

One of the most notorious aspects of the film's story, about real-life teenage superheroes, is the character of Hit-Girl, a 13-year-old vigilante with a penchant for harsh language and harsher violence. The character, part of a father-daughter team with superhero Big Daddy (played by Nic Cage), has sparked outrage for the over-the-top, and some say morally irresponsible, depiction.

Chloë Moretz, who plays Hit-Girl, recently spoke with Just So You Know about her decision to take on the controversial part. With today's release of 'Kick-Ass,' the buzz over the very R-rated comic book-movie has reached a fever pitch.

One of the most notorious aspects of the film's story, about real-life teenage superheroes, is the character of Hit-Girl, a 13-year-old vigilante with a penchant for harsh language and harsher violence. The character, part of a father-daughter team with superhero Big Daddy (played by Nic Cage), has sparked outrage for the over-the-top, and some say morally irresponsible, depiction.

Chloë Moretz, who plays Hit-Girl, recently spoke with Just So You Know about her decision to take on the controversial part.

Read Just So You Know's interview with Chloe Moretz.

What did you think when you got script and it was called 'Kick-Ass'?
Well actually, before we even got the script, it was literally about a month before 'Wanted' came out. And 'Wanted' was an amazing, cool action film and I was like, "Mom, I really want an Angelina Jolie role like that!" And so we got the script about a month later and my mom read it, because she reads every script before I do, and she goes "Chloe, you have to read this, this is exactly what you wanted!" Because I was like, "I want a role like that," but Mom was like, "Yeah the only action kid role would be like 'Spy Kids' or something like that," and so when we got that I was like, "Wow!" And you know, I read it and I was like, "I have to be Hit-Girl, I have to be!"

Did you mean you wanted a part like that now, or eventually?
Whenever really, I just really wanted a role like that. An action role.

Did you see 'Wanted?'
No, I wasn't allowed to unfortunately.



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