Former child star Chloe Grace Moretz is convinced she will have no problems slipping into more adult roles because she was propelled to fame by her gritty "Kick-Ass" character.
The teenage actress became a household name after causing a storm with her foul-mouthed part as child assassin Hit-Girl in the 2010 action comedy when she was just 13 years old.
However, Moretz is adamant she will not suffer the typical child star curse of struggling to find credibility as an adult actress because she is under no pressure to break free from a squeaky-clean onscreen image.
Moretz instead compares her early career to that of Jodie Foster, who went on to become one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood after her Oscar-nominated breakthrough role as a 12-year-old prostitute in 1976 movie Taxi Driver.
She tells British newspaper The Guardian, "When you do a lot of kid movies, that can be a problem. You were a little sister type, and then all of a sudden you're a prostitute, and people don't like it. Unless, like Jodie Foster, that's how you start off. And I'm similar because the first time anyone really saw me was in Kick-Ass, killing people. So I don't think I'll have that kind of trouble."