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

Mon, January 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT by 3 Comments
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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 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