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.
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, sparking a fevered debate in America over weapons laws and whether violent movies influence the behaviour of disturbed individuals.