LOS ANGELES - Hailee Steinfeld, for the life of her, couldn't think of her secret talent.
The 16-year-old is currently supporting her role as Petra in "Ender's Game," out today, a leader in the child army with shooting skills and a knack for working with Ender Wiggin, played by co-star Asa Butterfield. During our interview, Steinfeld was nearly speechless in thinking of her own hidden talents.
Good thing she seems to have more than a few acting gigs coming down the pike in 2014. She's wrapped up work on "Romeo & Juliet," has "Ender" through the fall, and seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed her coworkers on this latest project. She said she received loads of support as a girl in boy's club, when she could "jump in there and be one of the guys," both as an actress and as a character.
She also picked up a few professional lessons on work ethic from Harrison Ford, who came onto the "Ender's Game" set with "the best energy."
"Even now ... he's the coolest person ever," Steinfeld said of the iconic actor who's played vital roles in sci-fi classics.
Check out the rest of our interview, on her eye-opening learnings on sci-fi filmmaking and how she's able to unwind after a hectic schedule. Below, you can watch our interview with Ford, who has advice for all young actors.
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