Interview: Oscar Nominee and Pop Star Sensation Hailee Steinfeld

Recently I had the chance to be part of a panel that interviewed pop sensation and actress Hailee Steinfeld. Still a teenager, yet she’s achieved the highest levels of success that many strive for in the entertainment industry. Hailee was in Chicago to promote her latest film The Edge of Seventeen. My fellow colleagues: Jon Espino, Pamela Powell, Lee Shoquist, and Peter Sobczynski. Listen to the interview below:

MY TAKE:

Okay, so large group roundtable interviews are a bit awkward and not ideal, but this was a great group of critics that asked some really good questions. As you heard Hailee was very passionate in her responses. I found her to be very engaging, mature and outspoken. I can’t imagine what it must be to be a teen that’s a worldwide star, so I found it refreshing when she talked about the things she likes to do to chill out. She sounds very normal and grounded, even though she lives a really busy life. Overall, Hailee was as personable as you could hope a big star would be. At 19, she gets it. The movie is terrific.

The Edge of Seventeen releases on November 18

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About Jim Alexander

When it boils down to it, Jim's passion is entertainment. Aside from being an avid sports fan, that follows all things NFL, NBA, and Soccer. He currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago. At the core of his interests...movies! Whether trying to catch the newest flick coming out this weekend, or the latest On Demand release, to heated debates with his friends and colleagues about the most recent "Box Office Blunder". The passion for movies lies deep within him. When he isn't writing, he immerses himself in his other interests; Acting and Radio Broadcasting. Follow Jim on Twitter @JimRko.

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