The “Pitch Perfect 3” star is the face of Mission’s first line of women’s athletic apparel.
Being a triple threat is grueling work, so singer/actress/model Hailee Steinfeld has to train hard to stay at the top of her many fields — and it doesn’t hurt to look good while you’re putting in work.
“There’s something about looking cute, obviously, and feeling good,” Steinfeld tells Billboard of why she teamed up with Mission for the brand’s first line of women’s athletic apparel. “You know, when you’re working out and going hard, you don’t necessarily feel cute, so it’s nice to know you look great.”
Last week, Mission invited a group of reporters to experience a full dance workout alongside Steinfeld and her longtime choreographer Amy Allen in Hollywood, where the star wore head-to-toe Mission gear to put the brand’s cooling technology to the test. “With this Mission line — I don’t know if it’s just me, but I wear this every day,” she says. “It’s not just gym clothes. They have the cooling mechanism built in, which is crazy. You don’t necessarily know what that is or what it feels like until you wear it.”
Steinfeld has plenty to train for these days, between wrapping up Pitch Perfect 3 (which hits theaters in December), prepping for a Britney Spears medley performance alongside Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson at this weekend’s Radio Disney Music Awards and dropping brand-new song “Most Girls” on Friday (April 28). When it comes to her perfect playlist for hitting the gym, Steinfeld typically likes to keep things on “shuffle” and be surprised by each song.
“I was in Atlanta making Pitch Perfect 3, and I was on the treadmill and I was listening to songs from other artists, and I was thinking about being onstage to this sort of song,” she recalled of filming the threequel last month. “Then the song would change, and I would think about performing to that type of song. As you’re running and it’s uptempo and you’re thinking about all these things … being in the mind-set of going to work and being the best you can be, there’s something about listening to music and creating music that makes people feel that way too.”
Below, find a selection of songs from Allen’s playlist for the day’s booty-shaking dance workout:
– Migos, “T-Shirt”
– Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, “Swalla”
– Leikeli47, “Money”
– Kid Cudi feat. Pharrell Williams, “Surfin’”
– Korede Bello, “Do Like That”
– Fuse ODG, “Million Pound Girl (Badder Than Bad)”
– Kanye West, “Fade”
– Migos, “Fight Night”
– French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne, “Pop That”
– Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana, “All the Way Up”
– Mr_Hotspot feat. TeamTwin, “My Friends”
– Ayo & Teo, “Rolex”
– Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)”
– Young MC, “Bust a Move”
– Salt-N-Pepa, “Shoop”
– Mary J. Blige, “Real Love”
– The Notorious B.I.G., “Hypnotize”
– Chris Brown, “Back to Sleep”
– Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
You can now add Hailee Steinfeld’s feisty “Most Girls” to your girl-power playlist. Co-produced by Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton and One Love, the 20-year-old’s new single is a celebration of the divine feminine over club-friendly beats. “You know some days you feel so good in your own skin, but it’s okay if you want to change the body that you came in,” she ruminates in a verse.
The song really takes flight in the chorus, however. “Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful, most girls work hard, go far, we are unstoppable,” the singer/actress coos. “Most girls, our fight to make every day, no two are the same. I wanna be like, I wanna be like most girls.” This is as catchy as it is relatable and inspiring. “Most Girls” is expected to be the lead single from Hailee’s debut LP (due later this year). You can stream it below:
Hailee Steinfeld has all the makings of a total diva: She’s 20 years old, a movie star, and a recording artist with some of the catchiest songs top-40 radio has seen this century. In reality, however, Steinfeld is quite the opposite. I know this because last week I got the chance to chat with her about of her new collaboration with affordable activewear brand Mission, a partnership that in and of itself speaks to Steinfeld’s down-to-earth nature.
I call Steinfeld on the phone, and even though we’ve never met before, we jump right into our conversation like old friends, swapping workout tips and cheat-day confessions. As we discuss her personal fitness and nutrition philosophy, her demeanour is relaxed and personable. I quickly learn that she’s not the type of celebrity to deliver a practiced account of her fancy one-on-one Pilates sessions. Instead, she tells me about working out with her dad, who’s a personal trainer, and how when she’s on the road and only has 15 minutes to work out, she’ll squeeze in a quick boxing session in her hotel room. “For me, it’s really always been a matter of being physically active, not so much working out,” she says. At 20, Steinfeld already has a remarkably balanced attitude toward fitness.
We can all learn a thing or two from Steinfeld’s admirably chill workout philosophy. Keep scrolling to learn her number one fitness tip, favourite cheat-day food, best body-positive advice, and more.
We love hearing about what other people are doing to stay fit and healthy. What does your current workout routine look like?
My number one thing, considering my crazy, crazy schedule, is that I try to devote at least 15 minutes a day to getting some sort of physical activity in, whether it’s riding a bike, taking a walk, even just walking around in my backyard for 15 minutes—just something to get some fresh air and the blood pumping.
I also spend a lot of time dancing when I’m on the road touring or if I have a performance coming up and I’m in rehearsals. I have six eight-hour dance rehearsals and that’s where I get my workout in. Dance is definitely my workout of choice because I love the fact that it never really feels like I’m working out. Before I know it, hours have gone by, and I’m sweating and feel great.
Totally. I wish I were a better dancer. Did you always enjoy being so active? Are there any workouts you kind of hate?
It’s funny—my dad is actually a personal fitness trainer, and I’ve definitely tried things with him where I’m like, “Okay, never again.”
Oh, like what?
There’s one thing we recently tried, where he brought some battle ropes—you know the battle ropes?
I might have to look those up.
You’ve definitely seen them before. I was like, “Dad, let’s get some of those; they seem awesome. I’m down.” And then I literally did it for maybe three minutes, and I was like, “I never want to see those things again in my life.” Then again, part of me kind of does because I want to totally nail it. We’ll try stuff all the time where I’m like, “I love that,” or, “I don’t love that.” The things I don’t necessarily love, it’s because they’re not easy, but that also makes me want to work harder so that I learn to like it, if that makes sense.
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Britney Spears fans are in for a treat at this weekend’s Radio Disney Music Awards.
Singer/actress Hailee Steinfeld will join hosts Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson to perform a medley of Spears’ biggest hits in celebration of the pop princess receiving the inaugural Icon Award. Each song in the medley was voted on by Radio Disney fans. The three will sing “Oops…I Did It Again, “‘Til The World Ends,” “…Baby One More Time” and “Circus.”
Spears is the first-ever recipient of the RDMA Icon Award, given to an artist whose music and career transcend popular culture.
The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place Saturday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on Disney-branded platforms.
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Hailee Steinfeld has been in full go-mode of late: She just wrapped Pitch Perfect 3; her collab with Machine Gun Kelly, “At My Best,” debuted last month and went on to tear up the charts; and she has upcoming shows in California, Nevada, and Illinois, sharing the stage with people like Niall Horan, the Backstreet Boys, DNCE, Halsey, Noah Cyrus, Post Malone, and others. In a word (or three): She’s killing it—and the 20-year-old isn’t about to slow down her workout game when she’s on the road.
Speaking from a dance studio in L.A. before a rehearsal for those upcoming shows, the actress, singer, and newest face of athletic clothing brand MISSION revealed how she stays fit regardless of whether there’s a gym anywhere in the near vicinity.
“I’ve gotten it down to making it work in a hotel room when that’s all I have access to,” Steinfeld said. “I like to travel with a [resistance] band and a jump rope—a few pieces of equipment I can use and travel with. They’re lightweight and I can use them anywhere.”
But even without any of her own props, Steinfeld still knows how to get a sweat on. “A pullover movement with a stack of books” is her go-to move in a hotel room, she said. “Lay flat on the ground with your legs flat on the ground—I tend to cross my ankles—and lift the books over your head.” She likes to lift and lower the books in a “consistent movement” 10-15 times reps as part of a hotel room circuit.
Steinfeld said she’s been living in her MISSION pieces of late, especially their sports bra, jogger pants, and high-waisted leggings. “The color schemes really are amazing,” she said. She’s been wearing her new duds while she dances, runs, rides her bike, and does other exercise.
“I spend a lot of my time dancing, so that’s definitely my workout of choice,” she said. “I love beach runs, riding my bike around the neighborhood. Something as small as walking around in my backyard. Even if it’s 10 to 15 minutes a day. Even if it’s as simple as taking a walk or physically going to the gym.” In other words—it’s not so much about content as much as consistency for Steinfeld.
You won’t see her at an actual workout class, though she admitted that she’s been wanting to try SoulCycle. “I’ve never tried SoulCycle, and I know that people love it,” she said. “I have friends who are all about it. I haven’t had the chance to try it out.” Classes in general are difficult to fit in her busy day. “I’m very ambitious when it comes to signing up for classes, but my schedule never allows me to stay consistent with them,” she said. Instead, she generally sticks to the workouts that “can take place anywhere.”
Steinfeld admitted that she pays attention to fitness trends, even though she doesn’t participate in them. “It’s always interesting to see the workout of the moment,” she said. “Whether it’s through Instagram or just through what everybody’s doing or trying or talking about. I keep it pretty simple.”
Shortly after Headline Planet announced the April 28 release date for Hailee Steinfeld’s new single “Most Girls,” the singer-actress released the official artwork.
As noted by Headline Planet, the song will be made immediately available to pop radio in conjunction with Friday’s release. The first adds will be reported in conjunction with the May 2 add board.
Republic has officially confirmed the news.
The label’s radio team has announced that “Most Girls” will arrive on digital platforms this Friday, April 28.
It will immediately go for pop radio airplay, with the first adds set to be reported in conjunction with the May 2 add board (its “impact date”).
Steinfeld is performing at this weekend’s Radio Disney Music Awards ceremony. While her song selection has not been officially announced, the singer-actress has hinted that she may be performing “Most Girls.”
At age 14, Hailee Steinfeld starred opposite Jeff Bridges (*the* Dude) in True Grit, which led to her being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. When she was 15, Hailee took on the iconic role as Juliet, and all the pressure that comes with it, while remaking Romeo and Juliet. Two years later, the actress joined the Pitch Perfect franchise and also snagged a role in the music video seen ’round the world: Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” Just last year, Hailee was nominated for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Golden Globe, for her work in The Edge of Seventeen.
Hailee Steinfeld is now 20 years old. You’ve likely heard her voice on the radio, have seen her chameleon-like acting abilities in theaters, and have also witnessed her kill it on the red carpet. Adding to her already impressive resume, Hailee is now the face of MISSION’s female athletic apparel. To celebrate this news, I was invited to interview Hailee before joining her in a workout class run by Amy Allen, her choreographer.
Despite all her accomplishments, Hailee reminded me of those I consider to be close friends. Though I was interviewing her, it didn’t feel that way. It instead felt as if I was having a conversation with someone who genuinely wanted to connect. Hailee brought to mind friends who truly believe in the power of what they have to say.
What made you want to partner with MISSION?
Oh my goodness, where do I begin? I was introduced to MISSION’s cooling towels backstage at a show forever ago. Then, I heard recently that they were working on workout apparel for women, and I was super excited about it. I tried a few pieces and loved them, and that’s where it started.
Aside from athletic apparel, what are some other things you want to have by your side when you’re working out
A great playlist, some water, and a cooling towel.
What’s on your workout playlist right now?
I actually listened to today’s Top Hits on Spotify. That’s kind of my go-to. I don’t have a specific [soundtrack], I’m always changing it. Especially if I am doing the same workout, I don’t like to listen to the same music. I like to spice it up a little bit. I don’t really have anything specific, but any Bruno Mars, or Beyoncé, Eminem-type — that’s sort of the workout [music I listen to].
Do you have any drugstore beauty products you can’t live without?
I feel like, whenever I forget something, I’ll run into a drugstore and I’ll pick up either a great waterproof mascara; there are surprisingly some decent brushes, like beauty blender sponges, which I love; and I’m a sucker for any of those facial mists. Anywhere I can pick those up, I’m good.
I read that you were bullied when you were in school. If you could go back to this time and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?
Funny enough, what I think all our parents tell us. It will pass and it’s a moment in time, and soon you will look back on it and think, “How and why was I upset about something like this?” It’s so funny because no matter how old you are, or where you’re from, or what you do, or where you are — whether it’s at school, or at work, or at the bus station — it’s kind of always gonna happen. Everywhere and whenever.