Hailee Steinfeld talks filming 'Ender's Game': 3 questions (Video)
Hailee Steinfeld takes on another dimension in the upcoming sci-fi drama "Ender's Game."
Steinfeld, who was previously nominated for an Oscar in the 2010 Western film "True Grit" and portrayed Juliet Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet" earlier this year, finds herself in a new role and a new world with "Ender's Game," based on the Orson Scott Card novel about a gifted child preparing for an alien invasion. The film, which co-stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, is set to hit theaters on Nov. 1.
OTRC.com sat down with Steinfeld earlier this month, where she spoke about filming her scenes in front of a green screen, what sorts of reaction she was hearing from fans of the book and what it was like experiencing Comic-Con for the first time.
Watch Steinfeld's full interview with OTRC.com above and check out three highlights from the interview below.
1. You went from two period films to space -- what was harder?
"It's been so funny how things have kind of played out, going from that to this. I find that going from two period pieces to a sci-fi, filming a majority of the film in front of a green screen, was definitely a challenge. A huge learning experience, for sure."
"I would say both, those kind of ran into each other quite a bit. The physicality really came through when we were on the wires in front of a green screen and it's difficult not having props or things to look at, which was, again, a challenge but really interesting and for me, it allowed me to use my imagination in a way that I never had before. So, I enjoyed that."
2. Have you felt anticipation from fans of the book?
"Yes, I have. I mean, there is nothing more exciting than people coming up to you and expressing their excitement for this film, for any film. But, for this that was so well responded to 28 years ago when it was written and now, for the generation that's reading it now, and everybody who has read the book and is a fan I think will really be happy with this."
3. Did you feel a responsibility to do right by the fans after attending Comic-Con?
"Yeah, I had the best time at Comic-Con. I love that it's this one place where people can go all out and sort of not care what anybody thinks. I had the most wonderful experience there and, again, talking to people who are so excited for this film. I guess initially you feel a responsibility to live up to someone's expectations but I think myself, having read the story, I think I became as big a fan as they are. So, I wanted nothing but to do the story justice."
Reporting by Cari Skillman of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).