A little while back we got our first look at Chloë Grace Moretz on the set of the new Carrie film. Many of us have our doubts about whether or not the remake will compare at all to the original, but many of us are also big fans of the one they call Moretz (like me!!!) and so we have high hopes. Recently one of the cast members of the film (Judy Greer, who plays Miss Desjardin) spoke out about her take on the pig’s blood prom scene (which she describes as ‘amazeballs’), and also told E! about the time Chloë Grace Moretz made her cry. I’ve been there. Deets inside.
Now here’s the deal. Trent specifically said there will be “HELL to pay” if they don’t get this scene down perfectly. Whew! I don’t think he’s playin’ around, which means the pressure on this cast and crew is… well… unprecedented. But the director (Kimberly Pierce) is responsible for one of the greatest (most terrifying) films of all time– Boy Don’t Cry (starring Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny). And on top of that, we’ve got this news from E! about the iconic prom scene:
[Judy] Greer has seen test stills of the scene, but will be returning to Toronto in about a week to actually shoot it.
“Weirdly, it’s kind of beautiful,” Greer told us last night at the Dannijo and Tucker Tea event in Beverly Hills. “It’s really totally jarring and creepy but also in a strange way gorgeous.”
As we know, Carrie is beyond creepy and not someone you’d want to hang out with anytime soon. After all, she is telekinetic.
However, Greer said, ” Chloë’s performance—and this is literal—has brought me to tears on set. She’s made me cry because I find her performance to be incredibly moving. I’m feeling a lot of compassion for her.”
Read more here.
It sounds like Chloë knows what she’s doing on set (not that this is news, if you’ve seen Kick Ass or Hugo). I haven’t seen the 1976 Carrie in ages but I don’t remember seeing Sissy Spacek’s character as ‘beyond creepy’ or even someone I’d want to stay away from entirely– I think that was more of her mother’s domain, right? Carey is, I think, kind of endearing and innocent (at least until the end), even though she has great power. For Chloë‘s performance to to capture the audience she’ll have to earn our compassion for Carrie, which I believe she is absolutely capable of doing.
As far as the description of the prom scene goes, I can certainly imagine that particular moment turning into something beautiful. Although I hope the horror of the scene isn’t sacrificed for aesthetics; I still want it to be frightening, so here’s hoping they can pull it off!
What did you guys think of Judy Greer’s description? Does this remake sound like it’s headed in the right direction?