Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Steinfeld looks up to Portman, Lane

Hailee Steinfeld looks up to Natalie Portman and Diane Lane

True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Natalie Portman and Diane Lane.

The up-and-coming actress is set for a promising future, having already received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her debut big-screen performance alongside Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers film.

"Diane Lane is someone that comes to mind, and Natalie Portman - what inspires me the most about them, and Jeff, is they've maintained such amazing careers since they were younger, and that's really my goal," she said.

Co-star Matt Damon has already described her as a "young Jodie Foster".

"That's such a huge compliment from Matt. Jodie is someone I look up to and is so inspiring," she said.

While there is much expectation and high hopes for her next role, Hailee intends to wait patiently for the right part to fall onto her lap.

"I'm taking my time to make sure that I'm making the right choices," she continued.

"To be able to get the opportunity for the first time is incredible and the best advice the actors have given me is not to take anything too seriously. They've given me the best example and watching them when I'm acting with them and being in the presence says so much. I see exactly where I want to be at that stage."

:: True Grit is in cinemas now.

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