Let Me In’s Vampire Chloe Moretz Speaks

Let Me In’s Vampire Chloe Moretz SpeaksBefore last weekend I had no idea who 12-year-old actress Chloe Moretz was. Having watched (500) Days of Summer on Saturday, I was impressed with her limited screen time and, while I’m still not sold on director Matt Reeves’ unnecessary remake of Let the Right One In, there’s no doubt that the film is going to be well cast.

MTV spoke to Moretz about the Americanized version of the story: “It's about a boy who lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Growing up, not many people like him, he's not popular. He's wimpy, kind of an outcast. Then this girl moves in, she's totally different. She doesn't wear shoes, wears raggedy clothes — it's sort of like "Romeo and Juliet" with vampires. She can't be with him because she's a vampire. But they fall in love; it's a really sweet coming-of-age story between a little boy and a little girl.”

Maybe I’m wrong, but I didn’t interpret Let the Right One In as being all that sweet – particularly its outcome. I’m not sure whether the filmmakers are changing this up or I interpreted the ending differently than this new crew.

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Actually, she's right.
In LTROI, the vampire and the boy are definitively in love. Romantic/sexual love.
And i'm speaking as someone who saw the movie and read the book.
And Oskar is not in the same situation as the old protector. Eli met Håkan when he was already old. He's only killed about 3 people when the movie start. Wich explain why he's such a lame killer.

So it's really funny reading all your comments and realizing that a 13 years old girl understood the movie better. =)

Submitted by Franky on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 10:14pm.
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Guys. What I got from LTROI was that the vampire is setting the kid up as her new protector and theres no love invloved on her part AT ALL. The old protector that serves her gives us a glimpse of the fate in store for the boy. A life of servitude and fear follwed by death when hes no more use. Only to be replaced by another kid whos succeptable to manipulation.
No one else see the film in this light.
Just registered btw. So hi there .

Submitted by SpaceAce on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 10:37am.

Romeo & Juliet referencing is part of the character - the "I must be gone and live or stay and die" note - so I don't think it's so bad that she went there.

I've seen the script for this, it doesn't stray very far. I still don't expect this to be near the film the original was, though.

Submitted by Cody on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 2:45pm.
Cash Bailey's picture

The ending of the original is a truly beautiful thing.

Submitted by Cash Bailey on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 5:29pm.

"Maybe I’m wrong, but I didn’t interpret Let the Right One In as being all that sweet – particularly its outcome."

Yeah, you're definitely wrong.

Submitted by G.D. on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:46pm.
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Well, wait a minute. Does outcome mean swimming pool scene (not sweet) or the morse code box in the train scene (really sweet unless I completely missed the boat)?

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 12:21am.
ImTheMoon's picture

I'm dishearten with the comparison to Romeo and Juliet. Yes the lead characters in the original did love each other, but I never saw it as a romantic/sexual love. I saw it as the kind you feel for your best friend when you're that age, regardless of gender you love them and have a connection that is extremely deep and complex but in the end an innocent type of love.

Submitted by ImTheMoon on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:40pm.

Let me get this straight, you're desheartened because a TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL compared a movie to Romeo and Juliet.

Dude, she's TWELVE.

Submitted by G.D. on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:48pm.
Terminal's picture

What does that have anything to do with it?

Submitted by Terminal on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 9:51am.
ImTheMoon's picture

Not that she compared it to Romeo and Juliet but that her describing it that way leads one to believe that's how it was explained to her. Even the fact that she could make that assumption worries me slightly as the themes involved with Romeo and Juliet are very different from those in Let The Right One In, so I wonder how much of the original film/book will be incorporated into this adaptation.

Submitted by ImTheMoon on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 12:02am.
Cash Bailey's picture

This wee gal will be a huge star after KICK-ASS comes out, and I have no -ill-will against her...

But I can't help but wish only bad things on the executives, writers and the director of this unnecessary travesty.

Submitted by Cash Bailey on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 9:07pm.
Terminal's picture

I agree. There's something about her that influences casting agents to cast her in mature roles. So far in what I've seen of her she was probably the only mature character in "500 Days of Summer" then she's an intelligent beyond her years crimefighter in "Kick-Ass" and now she's playing an aged vampire in this stupid remake. I hope her career blows up.

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 9:20pm.
Terminal's picture

Either Moretz is misinterpreting the story or the movie is going to be royally shitty. I'll go with option B.

Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 7:23pm.
Vermithrax's picture


Oh well, not like I have any plans to see this crap anyway.

Submitted by Vermithrax on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 7:21pm.
Cat6788's picture

So... it's like twilight with children now?

Submitted by Cat6788 on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 6:52pm.
frank_dracman's picture

You shut that filthy mouth of yours, Cat!!

Submitted by frank_dracman on Sat, 01/23/2010 - 10:54am.
jkincer's picture

This pretty much verifies all of my fears for this movie. Another americanized cash in that misses the entire point of the story. So i'm guessing that the whole gender issue has been cut out too?

Submitted by jkincer on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 6:45pm.

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