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Chlo Grace Moretz talks how Hit-Girl has changed in Kick-Ass 2

With Kick-Ass 2 just around the corner, Chloë Grace Moretz has been talking about how her character Hit-Girl has changed over the intervening years, and what we can expect from her in the new film.

"What Jeff Wadlow and I really wanted to improve was the real heart of it," says Moretz in an interview with Movie Magic (via ComicBookMovie ), "because I wanted to show that this girl didn’t have a father anymore and how much that affected her."

"She’s really confused and going through the self-torture of, ‘Am I killing people because this is what I was raised to believe was a good thing, or am I just murdering people?’ I wanted to show this inner pain and struggle, and the fact that she’s lost her only family, her father."

Sounds like she's plagued by a little more self-doubt this time around, but that's not to say she doesn't still end up doling out a huge amount of pain…

"I also wanted to make the action a little bit different," she continues. "So we basically scrapped the guns. I do use guns a little bit in the movie, but we basically do hand-to-hand combat and it’s just a lot more hands-on."

Directed by Wadlow and co-starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2 will open in the UK on 14 August 2013.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.