Exclusive 1:1 Interviews with Kick-Ass 2 stars Chloe Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
In KICK-ASS 2, we see the return of everybody’s favorite do-it-yourself superhero, Dave Lizewski - aka Kick-Ass. We last left him having saved the city (and his own ass) from vicious mob boss Frank D’Amico, but that doesn’t mean his days donning the green-and-yellow are over. In fact, when we meet him in KICK-ASS 2, the character is desperate to team-up with some other likeminded vigilantes in order to stop the ominous threat of The Motherf*cker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
I sat down with the man who embodies Kick-Ass, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, to talk about putting the mask back on, as well as re-teaming with Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz), and tackling the film’s surprising emotional scenes.
Four years ago, the world was introduced to a foul-mouthed, borderline psychotic - and incredibly cool - 11-year-old superhero named Hit-Girl in KICK-ASS, and the idea of what defines a masked vigilante was forever changed. So too were we introduced to the young actress who portrayed the character, Chloe Moretz, so pitch-perfect in the role that the idea of even encountering her seemed a little scary.
But, thankfully, Moretz doesn’t carry Hit-Girl around with her, and is quite pleasant to be around. The actress, and character, have grown up a lot in those four years, but there’s still plenty of criminal scum to clean up in KICK-ASS 2, so it’s a delight to see that her ability to be badass and intimidating hasn’t diminished one bit. I sat down with Ms. Moretz to chat about returning to Hit-Girl, her intense fight scenes and if there are any comparisons to be found between Hit-Girl and another temperamental teenager she’s inhabiting: Carrie White. (As in CARRIE, obviously.)