Hailee Steinfeld Talks Bullies & Missing Out On Normal Teen Life in 'Flare' (Exclusive)
Here’s what the 18-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On being a role model: “Everyone makes mistakes. In the world we live in, our mistakes are highlighted over everything else. But I think as long as I do what I love, then people can choose to look up to me or not.”
On choosing home-schooling: “[Bullying] was a factor. Along with [my film] schedule picking up. I was the new kid in school so that came into play. There was no second thought, because it was all around a not-so-great experience.”
On missing out on normal teen life: “It is definitely hard, being on the other side of the world, knowing that you’re missing out. [On my 18th birthday] I was texting my friends: ‘Guys, I’m 18!’ The next day I woke up to all these messages saying happy birthday, and by that time, I was kind of over it.”
For more from Hailee, visit Flare.com. The issue will be available online via Next Issue on April 1 and on newsstands on April 13.