Rather than pick up where Transformers: The Last Knight left off, the latest entry of the Transformers film series, Bumblebee, looked back to 1987 to show the eponymous protagonist forming an especially close bond with Hailee Steinfeld's Charlie Watson. Like John Cena, who played Sector 7 agent Jack Burns, Steinfeld is game for Bumblebee getting a sequel, and the actress told CinemaBlend's own Dirk Libbey that wants this to happen mainly because she feels there's a lot more that can be done with Charlie. Steinfeld explained:
I think she's still capable of so much and we see that throughout the course of this film and we see how much growth takes place in such a short period of time that by the end of the film, you know, even though she's overcome so much, uh, I still feel she's got so much to say, a lot more to learn and a long way to go. So I would be interested in exploring that.
Hailee Steinfeld revealed the toll her chosen career has had, as she thanked her family for 'sacrificing' things for her so that she could achieve her dreams during an appearance on ITV1's Lorraine in London on Thursday morning.
The actress, 21, explained: 'I owe a lot to my family for keeping me in check and loving me, and sacrificing for me.'
1. What drew you to the role of Charlie in Bumblebee?
Hailee Steinfeld: I loved the idea of playing a young, female character who is just this normal girl but is brave, and strong, and smart, and just capable of the world.
2. What sets Bumblebee apart from the previous Transformers movies? HS: This film has a lot in it, a lot that I think Transformer fans — of the previous films — will enjoy, and love, and appreciate. This film has so much heart, so much love, and laughter, and it's very character driven. It's got a lot in it that I think you'll like.
3. If you were a Transformer and could transform into any car or object, what would you transform into?
HS: I would transform into a puppy so I could be a part of this.
4. We’re loving “Back To Life” off the Bumblebee soundtrack. When can we expect a full album from you?
HS: I actually had every intention of putting out an album this year but this movie — Bumblebee — sort of came into this picture and a show called Dickinson that I'm currently working on and finishing up in the new year. Once that's done, I will be finishing what I started on the music front. So, it's all in the works and I can't wait to show you!
Niall Horan's new music is all about a breakup, and apparently so is Hailee Steinfeld's.
Late Sunday night, the Dickinson actress revealed to her fans she's dropping a new single to start out the new year. The song is titled "Wrong Direction," according to her post—a title that has an easily drawn parallel to her One Direction ex-boyfriend.
News of Horan and Steinfeld's breakup came in December 2018. In the time since, Horan has released two breakup tracks: "Nice To Meet Ya" and "Put A Little Love On Me." He also confirmed to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that his sophomore solo album (slated for a February/March 2020 release) is all about his recent heartbreak. He didn't cite his breakup with Steinfeld as the sole inspiration, but fans interpreted his comments as such. And now, they're doing the same with Steinfeld's Instagram.
The Pitch Perfect 2 star, 23, took to Instagram Live to promote her latest single, “I Love You’s,” when a new tune by her ex-boyfriend, 26, caught her by surprise. Steinfeld was in the middle of a sentence when she heard Horan’s “Black and White” in the background, cringed and quickly turned around to tell her sister to change the song. The song is one of many that fans believe was inspired by the end of Horan’s romance with Steinfeld.
Us Weekly confirmed that the Dickinson actress and the former One Direction member had called it quits in December 2018 after first being linked to each other that January. A source told Us at the time that even though the pair still had “a lot of love for each other,” neither one of them had “time for a relationship.”
Before her split from Horan, Steinfeld revealed to Us that she was “a very private person” and wanted to maintain some boundaries between herself and her fans when it came to her personal life and relationships. However, when the Oscar nominee geared up to release a her single “Wrong Direction” in December 2019, fans were quick to put together the clues that the song was an apparent nod to her brief relationship with the former boybander.
“Thankful for all the lessons, the love, the heartbreak, & the memories,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories at the time, posting a series of photos she had taken throughout the year as fans speculated that a “diss track” was coming their way.