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Hailee Steinfeld: 'True Grit' Success Freaks Me Out!

Hailee Steinfeld: 'True Grit' Success Freaks Me Out!

True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld chats with ET Canada about her Oscar nomination and year of stardom and success.

Here’s what the 14-year-old actress had to share:

On how she found out about her Oscar nod: “I was asleep and I woke up to my parents screaming in the other room and they had the TV turned up really loud so I heard the announcement.”

On her initial reaction to the nomination: “I was really hoping for True Grit overall and it’s really overwhelming. I have to admit I am in shock. Just a year ago I was auditioning for the role and thinking to myself, whoever gets this is like winning the lottery. To me, that right there is just such a huge award and with this coming with it, it’s so surreal … It freaks me out to think it’s all happened in a year. It’s so rare.”

On her last acting gig: “Before True Grit, I actually filmed a Nickelodeon pilot called Summer Camp. It’s kind of interesting because after I filmed that, we were going to find out whether it got picked up or not. That was the same time I was going to find out if I got True Grit or not. So it was kind of like two different routes and wondering where I was going to go.”

On being rumored to be considered for The Hunger Games: “Woo! I am a fan. I’m reading the books right now. They’re amazing. Yeah [I'd do it]!”

Watch Hailee’s full interview – she also talks about dates and dresses for the Oscars – around the 6:00 mark!


Hailee Steinfeld – ET Canada Interview
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