With her hit role in “Pitch Perfect 3” set to hit the big screen later this year, Hailee Steinfeld is turning her sights towards something a little more action-packed.
ET Canada’s Roz Weston sits down with the 20-year-old actress and singer, who opens up about joining Paramount’s first-ever “Transformers” spin-off, “Bumblebee”, set to be directed by Oscar-nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings” director, Travis Knight.
“My brother is to blame for introducing me to ‘Transformers’,” Steinfeld jokingly explains. “I’m like, ‘Finally, I get to make a movie for my brother!’ He loves ‘Pitch Perfect’, but he’s kind of like, ‘Where’s the action? Where’s the cars?’ So yeah, I’m really excited.”
With a new movie in the works, the Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actress continues to keep busy with the release of her third single, “Most Girls”, off her upcoming first full album. For Steinfeld, her latest tune radiates female empowerment.
Explaining the meaning behind her new song, she says, “When someone says you’re not like most girls, and most girls are, in fact, really amazing and intelligent and beautiful and strong. It just made me sort of think, well, what part of me is not like that?”
Revealing how she keeps strong working in a difficult industry, Steinfeld adds, “I guess my love for what I do is so strong because I’ve been knocked down a lot. And I’ve just had the courage to keep standing up. And I have a lot of people to thank for that.”