Filipinos have a special place in Hailee Steinfeld’s heart for her maternal grandfather is of half-Filipino descent. The love is obviously mutual as Pinoy fans greeted her with overwhelming warmth on her first Philippine visit way back in 2016. In fact, when asked during her TWBA guesting about the last time she felt like a queen, her Philippine experience popped up in her mind.
Hailee, best known for her hit song “Starving” and for her role in “Pitch Perfect 2,” faced veteran host Boy Abunda for a Fast Talk Challenge. First, favorites! The international star prefers flats over heels, Snapchat over Instagram, lemonade over iced tea, and donut than ice cream. Albeit a bit torn, Hailee would ditch a good sleep for good food.
When asked to pick between mom and dad, Hailee’s response was, “that’s terrible!” so Tito Boy just let it pass. She was honest to admit that mother indeed knows best.
Both a singer and an actress, Hailee didn’t play favorites between music and movie. As the segment continued, fortune won over fame; and world peace beat true love, at least in Hailee’s personal preference. She can eat French fries all day. Get rid of the spiders as Hailee considers them her greatest fear. And when asked about her hidden talent, her honest-to-goodness answer was, “they’re all exposed.”
That year, Hailee shared a squad with another Pinoy favorite Taylor Swift, thus, the questions about her best bud. Hailee described Taylor as incredible and she went for “Blank Space” as her favorite Swiftie song.
Off to the more intriguing questions! Hailee sought the audience’s help in choosing the sexiest man in the world. Fans coached her with good pal ‘Joe Jonas’ but she simply laughed it off and went for Zac Efron instead.
Hailee claimed that she has never been in love but when interrogated on the last time she lied, the cute response was, “just then.”
If she were to talk to her Hollywood newbie eight-year-old self, Hailee will have to say, “Just know that there are gonna be a lot of people trying to bring you down and trying to steer you at directions that might not be right but stay true to who you are and do what you know is best for yourself.”