Chloë Grace Moretz defends ‘Kick-Ass 2’ violence and swear words

Hit-Girl actress insists the film's content is entirely appropriate for a comic book movie

Chloë Grace Moretz has defended the use of violence and adult language in Kick-Ass 2.

Moretz, now 16, has reprised her role as teen assassin Hit-Girl in the forthcoming sequel starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Jim Carrey also appears in Kick-Ass 2 playing a “badass” called Colonel Stars And Stripes who joins forces with Johnson’s green-suited superhero, but the actor has apparently had second thoughts since shooting his role and recently tweeted that he “cannot support [the film’s] level of violence”.

However, in a new interview with The Times, Moretz insisted that the film’s content is entirely genre-appropriate. “It’s definitely a violent movie but it’s in the scheme of comic book movies. Not like serial-killer movies or [notorious Dutch horror flick] The Human Centipede. I think that’s a heavy film. Ooof! That’s, like, shocking to me,” she said.

Moretz also played down her character’s use of fruity language after she was asked about a memorable put-down Hit-Girl delivers in the movie: “I wouldn’t have thought a c**t like you could handle all these pricks.”

“Yeah, it’s pretty grotesque but my character has for the most part less male-centric lines and more female-centric lines,” Moretz said, also revealing that she and her mother would intervene whenever the script threatened to become “overly crass”.

Kick-Ass 2 opens in UK cinemas tomorrow (August 14). Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the latest trailer.