Hailee Steinfeld admits she has 'a guard up' with love

She's achieved more in her 21 years than many actors can hope for in their entire lifetime. 

But Hailee Steinfeld has opened up about her struggles with matters of the heart in a revealing interview and stunning cover shoot with the February issue of Marie Claire magazine. 

The actress and singer, 21, admitted she has 'a guard up' when it comes to romance, but she is keen to 'fall in love' and experience the highs and lows of a proper, adult relationship. 

Taking the plunge: Hailee Steinfeld has opened up about her struggles with matters of the heart in a revealing interview and stunning cover shoot with the February issue of Marie Claire

Taking the plunge: Hailee Steinfeld has opened up about her struggles with matters of the heart in a revealing interview and stunning cover shoot with the February issue of Marie Claire

She said: 'I’m trying to protect myself and have a bit of a guard up, but I also want to fall in love and know why love hurts.'

Hailee has been dating social media personality Cameron Smoller since 2016.

The Pitch Perfect 3 star dazzled in a striking shoot to accompany the tell-all chat, turning heads in a plunging emerald green Alexandre Vauthier gown with a soaring thigh-high split. 

Another high- shot saw the Academy Award-nominated actress smolder in a Ralph & Russo wrap dress with cutaways, and she rounded off the spread in a silver ruffle-detail Balmain number. 

Matters of the heart: The actress and singer, 21, admitted she has 'a guard up' when it comes to romance, but she is keen to 'fall in love' and experience the highs and lows of a relationship

Matters of the heart: The actress and singer, 21, admitted she has 'a guard up' when it comes to romance, but she is keen to 'fall in love' and experience the highs and lows of a relationship

Smoldering: The Pitch Perfect 3 star turned heads in the high-fashion shoot in a silver ruffle-detail Balmain number

Smoldering: The Pitch Perfect 3 star turned heads in the high- shoot in a silver ruffle-detail Balmain number

Hailee shot to fame when she was just 14, making her breakthrough in 2010's True Grit, for which she received an Oscar nod for Best

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