Hailee Steinfeld Talks About “Ender’s Game!" I'm Proud of My Fellow Filipino! 

Hailee Steinfeld is growing up to be a fine actress and an equally-fine person! She mesmerized us with her star-making turn in the “True Grit” remake, and now, she’s off to battle giant insect aliens in “Ender’s Game” from the beloved book by Orson Scott Card. She stars as Petra Arkanian, a tough-as-nails student who becomes Ender’s (Asa Butterfield’s) friend. Oh yeah, plus points that Hailee is a fellow Filipino, heyyyyy. In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her in making “Ender’s Game?”
*** What attracted her to the character of Petra?
*** Working with Asa
*** Filming the zero-gravity scenes
*** A proud Filipino!
*** Has she visited the Philippines?
*** Has she eaten Filipino food?
*** The meaning of Asa’s name in the Philippines
*** What does she want viewers to feel or think after watching “Ender’s Game?”

Official “Ender’s Game” Synopsis:

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the militarys next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, hes trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.


Asa Butterfield...Ender Wiggin

Harrison Ford...Colonel Graff

Hailee Steinfeld...Petra Arkanian

Abigail Breslin...Valentine Wiggin

Ben Kingsley...Mazer Rackham

Viola Davis...Major Gwen Anderson

Aramis Knight...Bean

Suraj Partha...Alai

Moises Arias...Bonzo Madrid

Khylin Rhambo...Dink Meeker

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