Tonight, Lea Michele is in the same place as Hailee Steinfeld: The Shrine Auditorium for the 2011 SAG Awards.
The True Grit star showed up on the red carpet early, long before the Glee star sauntered the same path.
So, when the 14-year-old — who is up for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role alongside Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Melissa Leo, and Mila Kunis — stopped by to chat with Chris Harrison who is working as an interviewer for the TV Guide Channel, she was very friendly.
At least, she was upbeat until one topic came up that could have been a conversation stopper. Harrison brought up the fact that he had heard Hailee Steinfeld is a fan of Glee, and specifically of Lea Michele.
Sadly, the last time the two were in the same place at the same time, her idol made Hailee Steinfeld cry. It seems Lea Michele didn’t take the time to give her a very much coveted autograph, whereupon sadness ensued (see background story here).
That said, as if the powers that be wanted to make things right, Chris Harrison informed Hailee Steinfeld that she will not only meet Lea Michele during the SAG Awards 2011, she will actually be sitting next to this singing TV star during the entire show.
Do you think this is a good idea? Do you think the two actors will bond? Do you think Hailee Seinfeld will forgive Lea Michele for her previous behavior? Thoughts? Thanks.