She’s a film veteran at 16 and has worked with auteurs like Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. As she reprises her controversial role as child assassin Hit-Girl in the next Kick-Ass film she tells us, ‘I don’t want to mess up’If there’s one girl who knows how to deal with C-words, it’s Chloë Moretz. She was the child actor who, aged just 11, not only played an ultraviolent pre-teen killer called Hit-Girl in 2010’s Kick-Ass, but sent shockwaves rippling through the moralistic media with her casual deployment of the word “cunt”. It’s difficult to imagine most 11-year-olds uttering the word and living till teatime, let alone having to deal with an onslaught of public scrutiny; the Daily Mail, typically, claimed the film had a “perniciously sexualised view of children”, while this paper simply suggested she had brought the word’s “noble history” to a close.”Really? That’s so funny!” says Moretz. “I mean, cunt is a funny word. It’s a strong word, sure, but more so in America. In England it’s just like any other curse word. Anyway, I said it in one take; it wasn’t like I was going to go around saying it all over, you know? There’s no cursing …read more

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