Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen -Nominee,Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 14, 2016
Actress Hailee Steinfeld, 2016

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We first noticed Hailee Steinfeld in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, all of 13 years old and standing her own opposite acting giants like Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. In writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen she offers a bravura performance of a different kind, exploring and exposing the emotional chaos of a very smart, very bright teenager in the punishing universe of high school. “The thing that stood out to me is that it’s not a teen movie, it’s not a high school movie, it’s really about what being a teenager feels like today”, she told us. “What am I good at? Who am I? What is my place in the world? How do I fit in? Do I even want to fit in?” This is Hailee Steinfeld’s first Golden Globe nomination. (Hailee Steinfeld, también en español.)