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

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 September 2014
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
  • 2h 11min
  • 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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