The 26-year-old singer/songwriter is preparing to release his second solo record, after his first album Flicker in 2017.
‘Going through heartbreak helped write the ballads, even some of the happy songs – the sad songs that are dressed up as happy songs sometimes,’ he told Billboard.
‘I have stuff that I want to write about on my mind all the time. I had just gone through a break up, which helps when it comes to writing songs, I guess. It helps vent the emotions.’
Niall split from 22-year-old Pitch Perfect actor Hailee after about a year together.
Actress, singer and producer Hailee Steinfeld is set to release a new single entitled “Afterlife” on Sept. 19, a track she created for her upcoming Apple TV Plus series,”Dickinson.”
“This is a song I’m incredibly proud of, and I feel like after embodying this character, I have a more fearless approach to my writing,” Steinfeld shared at the Tribeca TV Festival in New York City on Saturday Night.
“Dickinson,” a period piece about Emily Dickinson with a modern, comedic twist, is Steinfeld’s first-ever full time television series, and with it she experienced another big first by unveiling the show at the event: “Dickinson” is the first Apple TV Plus series to debut to the public, and it did so well-ahead of the Nov. 1 launch of the new streaming service.
Series creator and showrunner Alena Smith described “Dickinson” as a “crazy psychedelic version of the 1850s.
“It’s this giant weird crazy collage, and the music is this direct root straight into her brain,” Smith explained. “With Hailee as our lead, who has a double life, as also a pop star and musician…my hope is that the music will make you feel everything that Emily has trapped inside and wants to burst out.”
For Steinfeld, who doubles as an executive producer on the half-hour series, the music was a main factor in drawing her to the project. The music of Billie Eilish, for example, is a backdrop to the show, and “Dickinson” even brought on rapper Wiz Khalifa to play Death in a guest role. (Other guest stars include comedian John Mulaney and “Girls” alum Zosia Mamet, who’ll do a parody of Louisa May Alcott.) The modern-day additions serve as tools to help convey thoughts within Dickinson’s mind, which are depicted here as wild, whimsical and far more imaginative than what is usually assumed to be the static life in which she was living in 19th century Amherst, Mass.
“She sits in the corner of her room [writing] and looks out the window and there’s a world out there — but even a bigger one in her mind,” Steinfeld said, adding that the show has “incredible comedic moments and this dark humor and dramatic moments and everything in between, and it really reflects everything in her poetry, which is every possible emotion.”
There are rumors that Hailee Steinfeld might be joining the Marvel x Disney+ universe as Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protege. However, there are fans who are skeptical of the casting choice because the actress is “not Asian enough.”
Next Shark cited tweets accusing Marvel and Disney of whitewashing Kate, who’s allegedly Asian in the “Young Avengers” comic series. “Hailee Steinfeld doesn’t even look like Kate Bishop, if they won’t hire an Asian woman to get Asian [people] more representation they could at least hire someone that looks like comic Kate,” a netizen wrote.
Based on the tweets, it seems like people weren’t aware that Hailee has Filipino ancestry. But it’s also understandable for people to perceive her as a predominantly White woman.
Here’s the kicker though: It was never confirmed that Kate is Asian in the comics. Even “Young Avengers” artist Jim Cheung said in a Tumblr Q&A that he “definitely never thought of her as Asian at all, but I can understand how people might interpret her that way from my art style.” He added that her ethnicity was never discussed in the comics, and many are saying that fans only assumed her ethnicity. So her identity is open for interpretation at this point.
Now, we ask you: What do you think of Hailee Steinfeld playing Kate Bishop?
Hailee Steinfeld could soon be part of the Marvel family. Variety has learned exclusively from sources that Steinfeld has been offered a lead role in the upcoming “Hawkeye” series at Disney Plus.
The limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprise the role of the titular bow-wielding hero that he has played through multiple films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in “Avengers: Edngame.” Should Steinfeld join the series, she would play Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Clint Barton (Renner). She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers. It was reported last week that Jonathan Igla is attached to write and executive produce the series.
Starring in the series would likely represent a long-term investment in Steinfeld on Marvel’s part. Given the Disney-owned company’s uncanny ability to build up onscreen franchises around even their lesser-known characters, it is reasonable to assume that the Bishop character would eventually spin off into either her own standalone series or even appear in the MCU.
Reps for Disney Plus and Steinfeld did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.
This would mark Steinfeld’s second TV starring role. She is the lead in the upcoming Apple series “Dickinson,” in which she will play the famous 19th century poet Emily Dickinson.
Fans of Hailee Steinfeld got a pleasant surprise this Tuesday. MCA Music announced that the Hollywood star will be heading back to Manila for a fan meet at Eastwood Mall’s Open Park, scheduled for this Friday. The best part is it’s free and everybody is welcome provided that the venue does not reach maximum capacity, the music label added.
Hailee’s last visit in the country was in 2016. She also spent time with her fans by doing a series of mall shows in the country. In an interview with Boy Abunda that time, Hailee said she was glad to have finally visited the country.
“It’s so incredible to be here. Coming to the Philippines has been a topic of conversation in my family for years, so it’s incredible that my music is what finally brought me out here,” Hailee said.
Hailee began her showbiz career at the age of 10. Her notable films include “Pitch Perfect,” “Romeo & Juliet,” and “Bumble Bee.” She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her 2010 film “True Grit,” and a Golden Globe Best Actress Nomination for “The Edge of Seventeen.”
Hailee’s maternal grandfather, Ricardo Domasin, was half African-American and half-Filipino from Panglao, Bohol.
Hailee Steinfeld, 22, and Cameron Smoller, 22, were seen together at the Billie Eilish concert last night after they broke up in 2017. Hailee attended the show wearing a strapless purple dress and let her brunette hair hang on top of her outfit. Cameron matched his ex-girlfriend with the purple theme and rocked a purple t-shirt, along with pants and white sneakers. He had a green hat on his head, as well.
The couple were first seen together in Jan. 2016, becoming official at some point within the next few months. The two split at the end of 2017, with Hailiee starting to see One Direction boybander Niall Horan, 25, soon after that. Hailee and Niall were rarely seen together, but when they were, they made no point to hide their relationship.
A source revealed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife back in August 2018, “Niall is completely captivated by Hailee and taking things a lot more seriously than her but they are starting something fun that Niall hopes will become more serious,” a source said. “Niall is a relationship guy and wants to pursue that with Hailee exclusively, but she is taking things slower and is definitely wearing the pants in the relationship so far. He’s a bit of a puppy dog for her.”
However, the couple lasted less than a year, with a break up by fall 2018. “Hailee and Niall were going strong over the summer, but split a few months ago and have been trying to keep it low-key,” a source told E! News. “Hailee realized she had a lot on her plate and her work schedule was insanely busy.”
After Hailee and Niall broke up, the “Let Me Go” singer was seen with Cameron at a Republic Records party, according to Page Six. Hailee could be trying to get back together with her ex, or they could just be friends again, since they’ve known each other for so long.
Regardless of whether Hailee and Cameron are back together, we hope they had fun at the concert!
Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls” just reached an impressive milestone on YouTube.
The song’s official music video reached the 200 million view mark on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2019. The count sits at 200,017,697 as of press time at 9:30PM ET Thursday.
“Most Girls” follows “Love Myself” and “Starving” in becoming the third Steinfeld video to reach the 200 million club.
First released in the spring of 2017, the “Most Girls” video features Steinfeld happily appearing as several different types of women — underscoring the theme of taking pride in being like “most girls.”
Sharon Maguire is in talks to direct Voicemails For Isabelle, a romantic comedy that will star Hailee Steinfeld for Sony Pictures. Sony preempted the spec by Leah McKendrick. The film is about a young woman trying to navigate her dating life in Los Angeles. Though it is the 21st century, there is a bit of You’ve Got Mail in that technology is used to bring together a couple.
Escape Artists Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Becky Sanderman are producing.
Maguire, whose directorial efforts include the Bridget Jones films, is repped by UTA. Steinfeld, who is coming off the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, is repped by CAA. McKendrick is Abrams Artists Agency, Mazo Partners’ David Clark and VanderKloot Law.
Hailee Steinfeld got the shock of her life while on the set of Bumblebee.
In a PEOPLE exclusive deleted scene from the film, Steinfeld’s character Charlie and her friend Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) dodge and outsmart everyday kitchen appliances that have come to life to wreak havoc on her home.
For fans of the film, the scene takes place after the beloved Transformer, Bumblebee, is left to his own devices while home alone in Charlie’s house.
After trial and error at learning how to use some of the kitchen appliances, he inadvertently brings things such as the refrigerator, the dishwasher and the washing machine to life — only for them to take on evil personas.
“Bumblebee, what have you done? I told you to stay in the garage,” Charlie says, only to be attacked by her family’s fridge.
The film debuted in theaters in December and raked in an impressive $459 million at the world box office.
Also starring John Cena, Bumblebee was directed by Travis Knight, who previously directed Kubo and the Two Strings and written by Christina Hodson, who wrote the scripts for Unforgettable and is currently working on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn spinoff Birds of Prey.
Bumblebee is available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
Sony certainly had a hell of a year last year with their two Marvel films, Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. One blew the doors off the box office and one took home an Oscar for Best Animated Film. So, as it stands, the studio is hard at work developing follow-up movies for both of these properties, and in the case of Spider-Verse, there are multiple projects in the works, which makes sense given its multiverse aspects.
The two projects in the works are a Spider-Women spin-off that will follow Gwen Stacy, Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman), and Cindy Moon (aka Silk), who are three characters who have taken on spider abilities in Marvel’s rich history. The other is a direct sequel to the original that will follow Miles Morales’ story, and whose journey will reunite him with Gwen.
On that note with the latter film, Discussing Film is reporting that stars Shameik Moore (Miles) and Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen) have signed on to reprise their roles. There is no word yet if Steinfeld has signed on for the spin-off, though the report makes it sound like the sequel is the only film she has officially signed on for.
Are you excited to hear that they may have locked down two key talents for the sequel? Granted, they still have to, you know, come up with an idea, a script, and everything else that comes with making a movie. Let us know down below!