By Ed Diokno
Here’s your weekend treat!
Filipina American Oscar-nominated actress-turned-pop star Hailee Steinfeld performed a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” on the Hamish & Andy radio show earlier this week.
Hailee was better known as an actress after being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in True Grit opposite Jeff Bridges.
She’s grown up a bit since that role and hangs out with BFF Taylor Swift, appearing in Swift’s award-winning music video Bad Blood.
When Hailee got a role in Pitch Perfect 2, she surprised most of her fans with her singing ability. After signing with Republic Records, she cut a single, Love Myself, that might be considered controversial in some circles.
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She is reprising her role in Pitch Perfect 3 where her singing will be on display again along with castmate Anna Kendrick and helmed once again by Elizabeth Banks. The film will be released in 2017.
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(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)
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