Chloë Grace Moretz on why Hollywood needs Wonder Woman

The Laggies star talks female super-empowerment at Sundance

 

Talking exclusively to Total Film at the Sundance Film Festival, Chloë Grace Moretz, star of Lynn Shelton’s coming-of-age comedy Laggies, spoke about her desire to see a really strong female super hero.

“It would be great to have one in the Marvel system. It would be great to have more than even Scarlett [Johansson as Black Widow] because Black Widow was still ‘wear the spandex and push your boobs up, this is a man’s world,’” she considered.

“I think what it’ll be is Wonder Woman. I think Wonder Woman is someone that might be able to walk in and do something really cool.

“A lot of the female characters are written that way in the comics, of being submissive, very sexually driven. They’re the kryptonite!

"I think Wonder Woman was one of those characters that really was a strong female character. The closest we’ve gotten to that is Catwoman with Michelle Pfeiffer.”

When asked if she’d consider heading up her own superhero franchise, after playing diminutive bum-kicker Hit Girl in Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, she was circumspect.

“For sure, if it’s the right role,” she said. 

In the meantime, 16-year-old Moretz is dabbling in comedy opposite Keira Knightley, in Laggies, Shelton’s film about a directionless 28-year-old woman (Knightley) who tells her boyfriend she’s going away on a retreat and instead goes to live with a teenager (Moretz) and her dad (Sam Rockwell).

“I fell in love with the idea and the story,” said Moretz. “It’s a very funny movie, but it has that undertone. It’s a quarter-life crisis.” 

For more Wonder Woman musings, just watch our regular YouTube show about all things Batman vs Superman (and Wonder Woman), Cape Expectations - this episode featuring Robert de Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Jonah Hill and many more! 

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