Chloë Grace Moretz has done so many films since she was a child, but even her vast repertoire has failed to prepare her to be a convincing waitress for her upcoming movie Greta.
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During a guesting at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Moretz shared about her experience trying out waitressing in Dublin.
“In this story [of Greta], I’m a waitress at a proper restaurant, a fairly nice restaurant and I talked to Neil Jordan, my director, and I said listen, I don’t know how to do it,” she told Kimmel. “I know that it does take a lot to understand the workings of a restaurant and how to do it all. Can I go into a place and try it out?”
When Jordan agreed to let Moretz have a go at waitressing, they found a place around their film location in Dublin, Ireland where she underwent two days of “terrifying” training before she could hit the floor.
“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m not kidding,” she said. “I cannot write shorthand. I tried to upsell the specials, I’m like, ‘and would you like macaroni and cheese with your steak?’ No one wants it! I’m like, ‘and would you like a cocktail, top-shelf liquor?’ and just failing at it, trying to input it in the screen — don’t know how to do that — the order goes in too early and they’re mad because the food is cold and they had a gluten allergy they didn’t tell me about, but they’re mad at me for it. It was just a lot for me.”
Well, the important thing is you tried, Chloë.
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