THE ‘Starving’ hit-maker Hailee Steinfeld who counts Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham and Shawn Mendes as her good friends believes it is crucial that everyone “bands together” in her industry.
She said: “Banding together whether it’s a group of women or a group of men or both is awesome.”
Speaking particularly about Shawn, she added: “I remember meeting him three years ago when I was just dipping my toes into the whole music thing and he inspired me to stay on. He’s so kind and even then, I knew he was going to be a big star.”
The 19-year-old actress and singer wants to use her fame to promote feminism, which she says has been the “elephant in the room” for some time.
She shared to the Winter issue of FASHION magazine: “For some time, feminism was the elephant in the room. Being a young female who has the honour of reaching thousands of people with one message is incredible. I’ve got a lot to learn.