Hailee Steinfeld opens up about her career path as she releases Half Written ...

'I truly believe that everything happens for a reason': Hailee Steinfeld opens up about her career path as she releases Half Written Story Part 1 Star as a child hoped to be 'performing and entertaining' for a living She took vocal lessons as a child in hopes of honing her craft as a singer  She said she caught a huge break with 2015's Pitch Perfect 2

By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:35 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 04:46 BST, 8 May 2020

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She's made her mark as both an actress and singer, and appears to be focusing on the latter right now.

Hailee Steinfeld said that her success as an actress has helped her develop her career as a singer, as she grew up with dreams of doing both.

'I truly believe that everything happens for a reason,' the 23-year-old told The Sun Thursday, as she dropped her new EP Half Written Story.

Focused: Hailee Steinfeld, 23, said that her success as an actress has helped her develop her career as a singer, as she grew up with dreams of doing both

Focused: Hailee Steinfeld, 23, said that her success as an actress has helped her develop her career as a singer, as she grew up with dreams of doing both

Steinfeld, who received an Oscar nod in 2011 for her role in True Grit, said she's always dreamed of 'performing and entertaining' and began 'taking vocal lessons when [she] was eight or nine' in hopes of developing as a musical artist.

'I grew up listening to Britney [Spears,] Mariah Carey, the Eagles, Boyz II Men and the Bangles,' Steinfeld said. 'Then the acting took off and occupied all my time, but I still work with my same vocal

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