Hailee Steinfield says 'It was bad timing,' clears Lea Michele on snubbing controversy
Before receiving her award as Best New Actress from the 16th Annual Critics Choice Award, "True Grit" actress Haile Steinfield chatted with MTV News about crying when "Glee" star Lea Michele snubbed her during an encounter.
Steinfield told MTV News that the encounter was basically just bad timing. The break out actress recalled, "When I auditioned for 'True Grit,' I was on the Paramount lot, and that's where they film 'Glee,' and I saw her after my audition and I was wearing, like, 1800's period clothing, It was so embarrassing."
"I saw her, and I went up to ask her for an autograph”, she continued. “And it was just really bad timing, and I was so embarrassed because of what I was wearing. The only thoughts that were going through my head were, 'Oh my God, Lea Michele thinks I'm a total freak,'” said the 14-year old actress.
Then she added, "Everything is totally fine."
A few weeks back, J-14 Magazine asked Steinfield about her most embarrassing moment.
She replied that it was when she was auditioning in costume for "True Grit" at the Paramount studios, and she spotted Michele who was filming in the same lot. She asked for her autograph, but was turned down.
After that interview, different versions were written in various blogs, with one important omission. It was actually a production assistant who turned down her request for an autograph.
When Lea Michele learned about the incident, the "Glee" star issued a statement of apology to GossipCop.
Michele said, "I heard Hailee was upset and I feel terrible. The 'Glee' schedule is so jam-packed that the PA probably pulled me so that I wouldn't be late to the set. I never meant to hurt her feelings. She's an extraordinary talent and I look forward to meeting her one day."