No use crying over spilled milk. Or lost roles to Jennifer Lawrence.
So what does the 14-year-old actress think of Lawrence in the role?
"Jennifer looks insane in character as Katniss. Amazing, I am so excited," Steinfeld revealed to us at the Young Hollywood Awards presented by Bing. "I love the fact that it's all Young Hollywood in that cast."
Not that Steinfeld is sitting home crying into a bowl of Cheerios. The actress recently confirmed to us that she will be playing Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, filming in Italy this summer.
But still, Steinfeld may be Hunger Games' biggest cheerleader.
"I'm a huge fan of the books. I love, love the cast," Steinfeld told us. "As a fan of the books, I think they have it right on."
So other than Katniss, which role would Steinfeld be hungry for?
"When I read books and scripts, I picture myself in every role, but with Hunger Games, I just think it's such a great variety of different characters that are all so different that any of them would be fun to play."
So diplomatic, that Steinfeld!
We'll do the diplomacy thing, too, and note that when not getting in costume for a film, the young actress has already seriously impressed the fashion world. Enough so that she was recently named the face of Miu Miu.
"I am so excited," the fashion-savvy Steinfeld tells us. "A lot of different things fell into place, but I started wearing Miu Miu at the start of the awards season, and I fell in love with the brand and this kind of just happened, but I am so honored and excited by it."
Not that the 14-year-old is wearing designer duds 24-7—she's still Hailee from the block.
"Literally H&M is my go-to place for a last-minute outfit," Steinfeld reveals of her high-low tastes. "I know I can completely trust that I can go there and walk out feeling great."
Are you listening, H&M? Time to pony up the big Miu Miu bucks and get that girl a contract stat!