Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed she lets her older co-stars open up about their “marital problems” because, despite being so young, she’s “been through a lot”.
She told The Guardian newspaper: “I work with a lot of older actors and they all seem to want to talk to me about their marital problems.
“And I’m always like, ‘Wow, that sucks. I’m sorry!’ I mean, my mom and dad got divorced – I’ve been through a lot at a young age so I’m good at conversing at length about it.
“It’s definitely weird, but I don’t find it inappropriate. It’s just funny to be discussing it when I haven’t ever been in a relationship.”
The ‘Kick-Ass 2’ star’s maturity – both professionally and personally – means she believes she can avoid the trap of many child actresses who seemingly shun their fan base as they explore different roles.
She added: “When you do a lot of kid movies, that can be a problem. You were a little sister type, and then all of a sudden you’re a prostitute, and people don’t like it. Unless, like Jodie Foster, that’s how you start off.
“And I’m similar because the first time anyone really saw me was in ‘Kick-Ass’, killing people. So I don’t think I’ll have that kind of trouble. I guess maybe we veer towards darker roles because we want to stretch ourselves.
“I’m a well-rounded girl from a normal family – I’m not a psychopath. So it’s fun to be those characters that have all these dark undertones, because it’s just acting. Otherwise I’m just playing myself, and I do that every day.”