Kick-Ass 2 is almost here and personally, I’m just about wetting my pants for this one. And since the movie is ready to grace the big screen and bring us some more ass-kicking action, the actors have been chatting about their roles. In a recent interview with Movie Magic, none-other-than Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Grace Moretz had a few things to say about what to expect from the older, wiser and more capable version of Hit-Girl that will we see in the sequel.
“The obvious difference is that I’m older now, and the difference between 11 and 15, which is how old I was when we finished, is that you’re a different person, obviously. You’re calculating more ideas, you’re experiencing more things in your own life, you’re not just living through other people’s eyes, you’re making your own decisions. So I was able to step into the sequel knowing that after the first movie I was able to have such an amazing career. I’ve been able to do such amazing, emotionally stretching things that I didn’t just want to do a role like the first one. The first one was great for an 11-year-old, but now I’m older and I want to try something I can sink my teeth into. What Jeff and I really wanted to improve was the real heart of it, because I wanted to show that this girl didn’t have a father anymore and how much that affected her. She’s really confused and going through the self-torture of, ‘Am I killing people because this is what I was raised to believe was a good thing, or am I just murdering people?’ I wanted to show this inner pain and struggle, and the fact that she’s lost her only family, her father. I wanted to show this darker side to her, and I also wanted to make the action a little bit different. So we basically scrapped the guns. I do use guns a little bit in the movie, but we basically do hand-to-hand combat and it’s just a lot more hands-on.”
If what Moretz has to say is spot-on, it looks like there may be more to Kick-Ass 2 than just a bunch of punching, kicking and bullets flying. Alas, we shall still have to wait another month before we get to see it for ourselves.
Check out Kick-Ass 2 when it hit theaters on August 16th.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.