Chloe Grace Moretz Stars in a Horror Flick, But Isn't Allowed to Watch One

Chloe Grace Moretz at the premiere of "Let Me in" on Sept. 27, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)
Alexandra Wyman
Chloe Grace Moretz at the premiere of "Let Me in" on Sept. 27, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is back on the silver screen, starring in the dark vampire flick, "Let Me In," a remake of the highly praised Swedish film, "Let the Right One In."

But despite being the star of the American adaptation, Moretz, 13, admits that her parents will not let her watch the original in its entirety.

"I wasn't able to watch it ["Let Me In"] though, because it's R-rated," Moretz told Popeater. "Yeah, my parents are very strict about that. I've seen parts of the original, and it's a very beautiful film.

In the film, Moretz plays Abbey, a mysterious young girl who moves to Los Alamos, N.M., with an older man who is assumed to be her father. Her young neighbor, Owen, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, seeks to be her friend, but Abbey is reluctant since she is a vampire and carries a dark past.

Moretz has stirred minor controversy for her roles in the past. She recently played Nicolas Cage's daughter, Hit Girl, in this year's "Kick-Ass" and raised a few eyebrows for her characters use of expletives and violence. At the time of filming, Moretz was only 11, which raised further concern over how far movies should push young stars.

But controversies aside, Moretz maintains a professional approach to her acting career.

"I mean, I've played a couple of precocious roles," Moretz told the New York Post. "I just look for the best script. I'm not really into 'I'm a little girl and I'm going to school and I ride my bike.'"

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