Chloe Grace Moretz has said that playing Carrie is the most vulnerable she’s ever been as an actor.
The actress told Flicks and Bits that she wanted to put her own mark on the character and stay away from Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of Carrie in the 1976 adaptation.
Moretz said: “The role of Carrie is an incredibly emotional role. It’s probably the most vulnerable I've ever been as an actor, so in some ways it’s kind of terrifying for people to see it, but at the same time it’s very exciting and kind of an awakening for me because it’s something I've never done before.
“We were able to put our own spin on [the character], just because we wanted it to be original. And I didn’t want to watch the movie or anything.”
She added: “So what we really did was, we had the book there on set every day, and we compared a page in the script to a page in the book and really, that was our big thing.”
Moretz also commented on the make-up in the film saying: “Hopefully people will really like this Carrie and they’ll be interested in her look.
“It’s so different than the first one, I think. I think that she is such a different style of Carrie. I think also that we have the modern facilities to be able to keep the same consistent blood throughout the entire movie until she washes it off.
“Keep the exact same blood splatters and just kind of keep it so linear. Unlike with the first movie, they didn’t have the ability. You see the blood drop and then cut. It’s like a different splatter and everything.”
Carrie is out on November 29th.