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Chloe Grace Moretz disagrees with Jim Carrey over Kick-Ass 2 violence

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Aug 07, 2013 | 9:38am EDT

Chloe Grace Moretz is adamant she respects Jim Carrey's decision to bow out of promotional work for their new film Kick-Ass 2, but disagrees with his opinion on the violence in the movie. The funnyman has refused to take part in a publicity campaign for the film, in which he plays a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes, as he felt he could no longer support the project following a school shooting in Connecticut last year (12). Carrey cited the movie's "level of violence" for his decision, but 16-year-old Moretz, who plays a costumed assassin in the movie, insists his fears are misguided. She tells Britain's The Sun, "It's a movie. If you are going to believe and be affected by an action film, you shouldn't go to see Pocahontas because you are going to think you are a Disney princess. "If you are that easily swayed, you might see The Silence of the Lambs and think you are a serial killer. It's a movie and it's fake, and I've known that since I was a kid... I don't want to run around trying to kill people and cuss. If anything, these movies teach you what not to do." She adds of Carrey, "Each to their own. I know the movie I made and it's all good and I respect his decision." A young gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School in December (12), sparking a fevered debate in America over weapons laws and whether violent movies influence the behaviour of disturbed individuals.

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