Chloe Grace Moretz 'begged' to audition for 'The Equalizer'

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Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed she had to 'beg' to audition for 'The Equalizer' because the part she landed was originally written for a 24-year-old.

Chloe Grace Moretz "begged" to audition for 'The Equalizer'.

The 17-year-old actress - who stars alongside Denzel Washington in the action thriller film - has revealed the part she landed was originally written for a 24-year-old.

Speaking on 'Good Morning America', she said: "I kind of begged to audition for it and I met with Antoine [Fuqua; the director] and we had a great meeting.

"And then I auditioned with Denzel and it went really well. It worked right."

The 'Kick Ass' star - who plays a Russian prostitute in the film - admitted she struggled to learn the language required by the part.

She explained: "I kind of had a cheat sheet on my phone all the time - I had it written down in phonetics.

"It's a hard language to learn because it's so different to English."

Meanwhile, Chloe - who has starred in numerous box office hits - has revealed that she has had to fight for every role she gets because of her age and gender.

She explained: "I'm still fighting hard for every role I get. I'm still fighting the boundary of how old or young I can be, or how they want me to be something I'm not.

"You are always having this struggle, especially as a female actor against the higher powers trying to keep you in a spot which makes them feel comfortable. That's a major thing I'm battling right now."

The Equalizer

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz
  • UK release: 26 September 2014

Obsessive-compulsive loner McCall (Washington) befriends Teri (Moretz), a teenage Russian prostitute; when her pimp hospitalises her, he decides to even things up a bit. Nominally derived from the 80s Edward Woodward TV series, it's really just a relentless, brutal, unsubtle thriller, with Washington an effective killing…

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