Joel and Ethan Cohen remake the 1969 John Wayne classic "True Grit." Oscar winner Jeff Bridges stars as Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, a U.S. marshal who is hired by 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross to capture the killer of her father.
Note to celebrities: be careful when snubbing a fan who asks for your autograph, because they might become famous one day and talk about it in interviews.
"When I was auditioning for 'True Grit,' I was on the Paramount lot," Steinfeld recounted to teeny-bopper mag, J-14. "I was wearing clothes from the 1800s that were big and uncomfortable. 'Glee' also films on the lot and I love the show, but I haven't really followed it. I saw Lea Michele just walking to her trailer and I was like, 'That's the girl from 'Glee.' I've got to go ask for her autograph!'"
If wearing a 19th century costume in the middle of a parking-lot wasn't embarrassing enough, now 14-year-old Steinfeld faced rejection.
"So I walked up to her and asked for her autograph, but she walked by and a guy came and said, 'Sorry, now's not a good time!' So I had to walk all the way back to the car wearing what I was wearing."
The whole incident got the young actress teary-eyed.
"I was practically crying on the way home. I was so sad! But she's beautiful and has an amazing voice," Steinfeld added.
The rising star has since seen better days. Steinfeld's portrayal of Mattie Ross, a young girl who hires a drunken and decrepit bounty hunter to hunt down her father's murderer in the Coen Brothers' remake of "True Grit" got her nominated for a Critics Choice Award and other awards. Her A-list co-star, Matt Damon, said he was "blown away" by her performance.