Chloe Grace Moretz on Martin Scorsese and 'Hugo' (Video)
Chloe Grace Moretz's career is on the path to superstardom following break-out roles in "Kick-Ass" and "Let Me In."
While the actress has a slew of projects lined up, she already has one significant accomplishment under her belt -- working with Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese in the film "Hugo."
"When I read the script I thought this is kind of his homage to filmmaking his thanks to the people who started it," Moretz said about Scorsese in an interview provided by the film's studio GK Films. "He tells so many stories, he's been around for so long, he's known so many people, it's kind of baffling how much he does know about this film and film business."
"Hugo" is a fantasy adventure film set in the 1930s in a Paris train station and was released on November 23. It is directed by Scorsese, who is likely best known for helming movies like "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." The film follows a young boy named Hugo (Asa Butterfield) who is orphaned after his parents die and uncle disappears. He is trying to rebuild a project of his father's and gets help from Isabelle (Moretz), the goddaughter of a toy shop owner who tried to stop Hugo.
"She's a very free girl even though she is quite in lock down," Moretz said about her character. "I think she's pretty free though because she reads a lot of books and has a gigantic imagination."
"Asa is like, you know, I like to say my little brother because I'm a month older than him," she said about her co-star, who plays Hugo in the film. "He's like my brother because I already have four brothers and he's a sweet guy. We always have on-set jokes and we have a really good relationship."
The 14-year-old actress is up for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Star Under 25. She is up against Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton of the "Harry Potter" franchise. The award show airs on January 11, 2011 on CBS.
Check out the trailer for 'Hugo' below.