Dickinson season 2 premieres Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 on Apple TV+:
Hailee Steinfeld sat down with Zach Galifianakis to discuss what it was like to not be in the good Pitch Perfect movie and which One Direction member she dated:
The stars of the Pitch Perfect movies have reunited to perform an a cappella version of Beyonce’s Love On Top for charity.
Castmates Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, and Anna Camp, among others, gathered virtually to sing the hit and raise funds for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations).
The track debuted on Monday (August 17, 2020) and was introduced by Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins, who portrayed a cappella competition hosts in the films. Banks also directed 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2.
Hailee Steinfeld, star of ‘Dickinson’ on AppleTV+, reflects on making the Coen Brothers’ 2010 western ‘True Grit’ with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin. She also explains why the lack of conversation on set about potential box office or Oscar glory was key:
Hailee Steinfeld talks about her latest EP “Half Written Story” and has a special message for her Malaysian fans:
Dickinson, the coming-of-age Apple TV+ series about poet and queer icon Emily Dickinson, earned a Peabody Award for Entertainment in 2019. It was one of 10 series, including Watchmen, recognized this year, and star and executive producer Hailee Steinfeld, who stresses the importance of its message about equality in an acceptance speech posted to Twitter, couldn’t be prouder of its achievement.
“I am so proud to be part of a show that is about such an important woman in history who was way ahead of her time,” she says. “I’m even more proud to be part of a show that is about fighting for what you believe is right, a show that is about seeing and being seen and understood, and a show that is about seeing everyone as equal.”
Debuting in November 2019, the series mixed elements of a literary period drama, teen dramedy, and romantic comedy to create its own unique blend of storytelling. It also didn’t shy away from Dickinson’s sexuality, letting the aspiring poet explore her complicated and romantic feelings for best friend Sue Gilbert (Ella Hunt).
“At the end of the day, we’re all human no matter what gender we identify as, the color of our skin, who we choose to love,” Steinfeld says. “This message of equality and fighting for what we believe is right is so incredibly important right now more than ever as our country continues to fight injustice, inequality and racism.”
The actress continues by stressing the importance of visibility amid the ongoing protests against police brutality and racism. “In this fight, I believe we must continue to shine a light and celebrate the stories of those who are marginalized and oppressed because by doing so we’re forced to think critically about how far we’ve come but how far we still have to go,” she says. “Their stories matter and it’s so important that we continue to shine a light on these stories and fight for equality.”
Following the critical success of season one, Apple TV+ confirms the series is set to return with season two later this year. While the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily shut down film and TV productions, Steinfeld tells ET that Dickinson “finished a few months prior” to the outbreak and that “everything’s on track.”
The actress also says when the series returns, time will have passed and will introduce some new characters, including Pico Alexander as Henry “Ship” Shipley, an Amherst College dropout who boards with the Dickinson family, and Finn Jones as newspaper editor Samuel Bowles, to its “amazing cast.”
“We just went in on season two,” Steinfeld says, teasing that the new season is “pretty wild. There’s a lot of twists and turns. There’s a lot of unexpected [moments]… I’m excited to see it all come together myself.”
She shares her struggles of overcoming work-from-home anxiety and how she is making the most of the crisis. Her latest single “I Love You’s” is inspired by Annie Lennox’s 1995 hit, which talks about refocusing on herself after a going through a difficult breakup:
Hailee Steinfeld gets candid about writing her emotional EP, ‘Half Written Story,’ with ET’s Katie Krause. The 23-year-old talks about heartbreak, love and what she went through to write this album, which is out now:
Hailee Steinfeld reflects on ‘True Grit’ as the 10-year anniversary of the film approaches. She also talks to ET’s Katie Krause about ‘Dickinson’ season 2, ‘Pitch Perfect 4’ and what could be next for Spider-Gwen in the next ‘Spiderverse’ project: