The star of The Edge of Seventeen, Hailee Steinfeld covers the September 2016 issue of Seventeen. Opening up to the magazine about how she relates to her character, Steinfeld shares, “This girl goes through experiences I totally went through, where it felt like it was the absolute end of the world. Just having so many moments where you question who you are and what it is that you’re good at and what you feel good in. I was homeschooled for a reason, and that was because of social issues.”
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Confiding about her past where she was bullied, Steinfeld confesses, “There was a period of time where every morning at 7:02, I’d get a prank phone call at my house. That’s how I’d start every day, with a threat saying, ‘Come to school now. We’re going to kick your butt.'”
The 19-year-old actress continues, “So I went to school early and went in the back way. And there would be times when I’d come back to my desk and have hand sanitizer all over my books and in my water bottle. People would come by and slam my locker shut when I was still putting my books in it. It was just the most absurd things that you are supposed to see only in the movies, you know?” Read more on Seventeen.com.
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