Why Chloë Grace Moretz Tried to Erase “All Traces” of Herself in Her New Film

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chloë Grace Moretz and Denzel Washington team up on the big screen in their new action movie, The Equalizer. Both actors were in Canada this week for the Toronto International Film Festival, where we caught up with the pair to hear about the collaboration. Denzel and director Antoine Fuqua described how they brought surprise to the blockbuster, in which Denzel plays a seemingly ordinary man who takes extraordinary measures to bring down a Russian gang. And Chloë, whose young Elina is a prostitute caught up in dodgy dealings with the Russians, revealed what she learned on set with Denzel.

    Allie Merriam: This movie I have to say blew my mind in all the ways because there were some things I never seen before. So was that all in the script or did you guys sort of enhance the action?

    Antoine Fuqua: We developed, it evolved, we enhanced it, you know, we sat with some people we know, do this sort of things and then sat with the writer Richard Wenk and we just sort of working it out with them down and we will go through our homework and find all kind of stuff.

    Allie Merriam: You character has a pretty unique moral code, how would you describe it?

    Denzel Washington: Is moral code?

    Allie Merriam: Yeah.

    Denzel Washington: First of all I don't know if they are bad things, he didn't want to go back to that way of doing things, so I don't necessarily know if it because it is moral code, I think it was a promise he made to his wife and there was a lot of damage done as a result.

    Allie Merriam: Tell me what were your initial impressions on taking this role because the abused prostitute, I would imagine maybe you might have some hesitations?

    Chloe Grace Moretz: You know, I think ours only hesitation was will I be able to do a justice, you know, will I be able to fully fulfill that character and you know I gained about 10 to 15 pounds for the role to really kind of delete all sense of Chloe. I was really one for the wigs too, it took you even farther away from a young girl, it kind of shows you what they were trying to do her which is beat every sense of childhood out of her.

    Allie Merriam: Tell me about sharing scenes with Denzel Washington.

    Chloe Grace Moretz: It's a beautiful experience working with him he is such an amazing guy, he taught me about myself and what I wanted to be like on set.