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Feisty Chloe Grace Moretz takes on her first weepy romance

Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz plays a girl in a coma in weepy romance

Published on Sep 3, 2014 12:35 PM

She became a star in 2010, when she burst onto the scene playing a deliciously profane 11-year-old vigilante in the hit-action parody Kick-Ass and then a troubled child vampire in the horror flick Let Me In.

After cornering the market on dark and twisted little girls, Chloe Grace Moretz is going all hearts and flowers with her latest movie, the weepy teenage romance If I Stay.

Opening in Singapore tomorrow, it is a classic tale of boy meets girl, with Moretz cast as Mia, a cello prodigy who falls in love with a budding rock star - and then falls into a coma after a horrific car accident, prompting an out-of-body experience in which she must decide whether to live or die.

It is a two-pack-of-tissues kind of film aimed squarely at the young adult crowd. But the 17-year-old Moretz, who made her name with her precocious performances in R-rated movies (the American rating for violence and strong language), assures Life! that this foray into soft-focused romance does not mean she has abandoned her preference for empowered female characters and slightly darker storylines.

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"I can't sit there and do a role where it's like, 'Aw, baby, sweetie, save me.'"

Chloe Grace Moretz, who says this foray into soft-focused romance does not mean she has abandoned her innate preference for stronger roles such as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass