We've got some aca-mazing news for you guys! Hollywood actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld is coming to Manila!
She played Emily Junk in the hit comedy-musical Pitch Perfect 2, where she co-starred with Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick.
The Filipino-American actress-singer for a series of mall shows to meet and greet her Filipino fans from April 8 to 10, 2016.
The announcement was made last March 15 when Hailee tweeted: "I AM FINALLY COMING TO VISIT!"
Hey Philippines, guess what?— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) March 15, 2016
MCA Music confirmed the news via its official Instagram account with this post: "This is it Steinfans! @haileesteinfeld is coming to @megaworldlifestylemalls! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #HAILEEinMNL"
On April 8, she will perform at Eastwood Mall; April 9 at Uptown Mall, Fort Bonifacio; and April 10 at the Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill.
“I have always wanted to go to the Philippines. I want to go so much. You don’t know how badly I want to go. I have to stop saying it and just go. But yes, very soon. I promise.”
Hailee's Filipina mother, Cheri Domasin-Steinfeld, is an interior designer who hails from Bohol. Her father is a professional fitness trainer named Peter Steinfeld. Hailey also has a brother named Griffin Steinfeld.
In an interview last year with GMA Network, Hailee expressed her desire to visit the country and promised to do it one day.
She said, "I have always wanted to go to the Philippines. I want to go so much. You don’t know how badly I want to go. I have to stop saying it and just go. But yes, very soon. I promise."
Hailee is currently promoting her 2015 EP album Haiz with the song "Love Myself" as its carrier single. The song peaked at No. 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Before making her mark in the music industry, the 19-year-old performer has appeared in several movies. Aside from Pitch Perfect 2, Hailee's popular performances on film are for True Grit (2010), Romeo and Juliet (2013), and Ender's Game (2013).
She was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in True Grit, which also earned for her nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Award and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Hailee is also part of the third installment of the Pitch Perfect which is scheduled for release in 2017.
Last December, Filipino-American a cappella group The Filharmonic visited Manila for a Homecoming Christmas show at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. The group also appeared on Pitch Perfect 2 portraying a group named Manila Envy.
Meanwhile, check out Hailee's new single "Rock Bottom" on the video below: