'True Grit' Star Hailee Steinfeld Won't Be The Next Teen Trainwreck!

Mon, January 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT by 3 Comments
Getty Images, BauerGriffin.com

Getty Images, BauerGriffin.com

After catching up with the 14-year-old up-and-comer at the Golden Globes, we are convinced Hailee is a class act with an amazing head on her shoulders!

Hailee Steinfeld wowed the world with her mature and touching performance as Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers’ adaptation of True Grit, and the talented 14-year-old actress told HollywoodLife.com how she plans to stay grounded while taking Hollywood by storm.

“I’ve been raised to be myself and do what I love — and you know — I believe if I’m loving what I’m doing, I’m in the right place,” Hailee told us at the InStyle/Warner Brothers Golden Globes after party Jan. 16.

Despite playing a character who is wise beyond her years, Hailee has stayed a kid at heart in real life and spends her extra time doing normal teen things.

“I’m always talking to my friends…I’m always with my friends,whether its going to the movies, going to the mall, or just texting, whatever it is,” she said.

As for getting to do the coolest job in the world, Hailee says she’s still enchanted by perks, like award shows and parties. “I get very starstruck by anybody, so I’m really excited to see everybody!” she gushed.

We love Hailee’s enthusiasm and cannot wait to see where her talent takes her next!

Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Nicole Fukuoka

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Grace

Posted at 2:22 PM on January 18, 2011  

Miley used to say ‘grounded’ things too. So did Taylor Momsen. You can’t just believe them. Things change. For goodness’ sake, Dakota Fanning is Ms Clean Cut and she showed her ass cleavage in the runaways.

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yeah

Posted at 10:48 AM on January 18, 2011  

Why would you put a pic of Miley up there? Shes not a trainwreck! Last I checked Miley is working like a champ on her new movie & Ive never heard anyone say anything different about Miley working.

Why cant you get over Miley acting her age?!

Oh and by the way I cant TELL you ANYTHING but could be doing something completely different at least Miley doesnt put up a front like some of these teen stars this site LOVES.

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Rainey

Posted at 5:29 PM on January 17, 2011  

She seems like a sweet kid and super talented!

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