Chloe Grace Moretz has revealed that Irish director Neil Jordan helped her deal with panic attacks on the set of psychological thriller Greta.
The 22-year-old, who suffers from claustrophobia, had to film scenes while being trapped in a cupboard – which proved difficult for her.
Speaking to the BBC, Chloe said: “I’ve jumped out of aeroplanes and I’m completely fine with fear most of the time, but my one thing is claustrophobia and it’s just completely debilitating.”
“We tried to keep it as succinct as possible and the least amount of takes as we could possibly do, but sometimes you don’t have that option.”
“But Neil was really wonderful with me, and really took his time with me to make sure that I felt as comfortable as possible while having a panic attack.”
The American actress filmed scenes for the movie in Ireland, and even worked as a waitress in Dublin while she was researching for her role.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chloe revealed that she waited tables after completing two days of “training” at a “little place” in Dublin.
She confessed, “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’m not kidding. 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. People were not happy with their meals. And I was like, ‘I’m so sorry.’”
Chloe said Neil, who hails from Sligo, helped her get some experience at the restaurant.
She added: “I was like, ‘Listen, I don’t know how to do it. I know it takes a lot to understand the workings of a restaurant and how to do it all.”