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Hailee Steinfeld shows ‘True Grit’ in acting, music

Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld is determined to sell out stadium’s on her own but in the mean time she will get by with a little from her friend Meghan Trainor.

As a young actress Steinfeld was nominated for an Oscar and a slew of other awards for the movie True Grit. She went on to various other roles in films such as Ender’s Game, Begin Again, and Pitch Perfect 2. Her latest project is called The Edge of Seventeen and stars Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner and Kyra Sedgwick.

Her debut EP, Haiz, unleashed the radio-friendly hit “Love Myself” and teamed her with the group DNCE for “Rock Bottom.” The album was co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the openly gay singer from Semi Precious Weapons.

Her new single is a collaboration with Zedd and the duo Grey. She packs up the music for a tour that brings her to Chicago.

Hi, Haillee. I’m excited you are coming back to the Windy City.
Me, too—always.

When we last talked, it was on a red carpet. Where does your style come from?
I have an amazing stylist that I work with. I think it is a form of expression. I like to use it as another playful aspect of what I do, going out performing and throwing on what I feel in the moment and comfortable in. Working with stylists is such a collaborative relationship and very fun for me.

Any costume changes while you are on stage?
I don’t during my set, but I have been playing around with fashion city by city.

Did you meet DNCE on your recent radio tour that led to your singing with them?
I have actually known Joe Jonas for a couple of years. We are partial label mates so that came together through that.

It was so fun being on that tour with them because the song came shortly after so I spent time with them on the road. Continue reading “Hailee Steinfeld shows ‘True Grit’ in acting, music”