From adoring fans to industry praise, Justin Bieber knows all too well about the upside of being a breakout teen star. So it was only fitting that the Biebs reached out to congratulate another rising star: “True Grit” actress Hailee Steinfeld.
On Tuesday (January 25), the 14-year-old earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in “True Grit,” and Bieber posted a congratulatory note on Twitter. “Met at the Globes and she is super talented. CONGRATS to Hailee Steinfeld for being 14 and getting nominated for an OSCAR for TRUE GRIT!” the singer tweeted.
Earlier this month at the Golden Globes, Bieber and Steinfeld teamed up to present the award for Best Animated Film at the awards show.
Regarding the good news, the teen starlet told the “Today” show she wasn’t even awake when the Oscar announcement was made . “I was asleep and I heard my mom and dad screaming in the other room. They came in my room with flowers,” she said. “It was very exciting. It’s incredible. I’m in shock. The film overall is incredible. To be a part of it all was amazing. I’m so proud of it all.”
Steinfeld, who made her feature-film debut with “True Grit,” will be competing against some film veterans , including Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech”), Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) and Jacki Weaver (“The Animal Kingdom”).
As for future roles, when MTV News’ Josh Horowitz sat down with the actress, he asked about her possible role in the dystopian young-adult novel-turned-film “The Hunger Games.”
“That’s definitely an honor,” Hailee said. “I didn’t even realize that people were mentioning my name. And, again, it’s every actor’s dream to be recognized for something that they love to do, and to get recognized for that is pretty amazing. I thank the people out there who think that. That would definitely be an honor.”
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