Taylor's "an amazing friend," Hailee says matter-of-factly in the May 2014 issue of Nylon, featuring the 3 Days to Kill star on the cover in a denim jacket paired with a fun and appropriate-for-teens leather skirt.
"I always get the ‘Tell us something nobody knows [about Taylor] question," the actress continues. "And it's like, we both respect each other tremendously, but we choose to keep our friendship out of the public eye. She's a really great person and an inspiration to me and many others."
A 17-year-old could do worse in the friend department, that's for sure.
Hailee and Taylor were just spotted together in New York grabbing dinner over the weekend, and and the actress makes regular appearances on the carousel of friend pics that is Taylor's Instagram account. They also danced up a storm together after the Golden Globes at the InStyle/Warner Bros. afterparty.
But according to Hailee herself, she's just a normal teenager. And we almost believe her!
"Yeah, absolutely," the Oscar-nominated thesp told Nylon. "It is about being honest. People live different lifestyles, and I always find an equivalency: If I'm filming or going to and audition it's [the same as] my friends going school or dance class. I think everyone lives the same way and encounters the same sort of life."
Some lives just have a little more Taylor Swift in them than others.
"We do just really random stuff when we are together," Steinfeld has told us about her friendship with the singer. "We just love to kick back, listen to music, watch TV, bake, watch movies and all of that kind of stuff."