Chloe Grace Moretz admits she’s not a fan of young adult novels, despite starring in the big screen adaption of Rick Yancey’s best-selling YA book series.
The actress’ latest role is Cassie Sullivan, a young alien fighting heroine in the sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave; the first instalment in a trilogy of films adapted from Rick’s acclaimed novels.
“I’m not usually a fan of YA novels,” Chloe told Us Weekly magazine. “But this isn’t just about teenagers falling in love. It’s an adult story about human perseverance.”
Chloe relished playing Cassie, and was prepared to get dirty fighting the bad guys to prove it: “I rolled my ankle and messed up my knee, but nothing too crazy.”
Her screen alter ego Cassie is trying to survive after the world is rocked by an alien invasion that’s killed millions and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age. As one of the planet’s last survivors, it falls on Cassie to save her five-year-old brother Sam from an alien run prisoner camp.
The 18-year-old admits there is pressure when playing a character already so established, but her years in Hollywood mean she’s well equipped to deal with the expectations.
“That pressure affected me so much when I was 14 and did the Carrie remake,” she confessed. “But I’m a lot more confident I’ve grown much tougher skin!”
Chloe is also set to star in the upcoming film The Little Mermaid, due to for release in 2017.
“It’s live-action, and we’re going to have full speaking scenes underwater,” she smiled. “We’ve never seen that before, so it’s going to be pioneering. It’s such an iconic story that I’m happy to retell.”
– Cover Media