“Music is the most moving art form,” Steinfeld says, comparing her new career to her first one. “It moves in such a personal way. There’s something about the control you have -- I love it.”
Hailee Steinfeld on Why She Won't Choose Between Movies and Music
“Someone asked: ‘Are you a singer or an actor?’ ” says Steinfeld. “I didn’t know how to answer because I was almost insulted anybody would make me choose. But my answer is ... both.”
Hailee Steinfeld on Taylor Swift
A chance to bridge her careers came earlier this year, when Swift, whom she met at a 2011 pre-Oscar party, called about playing triplets in her star-filled “Bad Blood” video: “The only things I remember hearing on the phone were ‘Crazy idea,’ ‘There’s three of you,’ and ‘It’s tomorrow,’ ” says Steinfeld. “I’m like, ‘Great, awesome, let’s do it!’"
Hailee Steinfeld on Her Hit Song 'Love Myself'
“The song is about taking care of yourself, whether that means physically, emotionally or with material things," says Steinfeld of her song "Love Myself." "There’s power in being able to provide for yourself. Being able to say, ‘I love myself’ -- it’s revolutionary in a way.”