Flaunt is an independent magazine currently published six times a year (after a decade of being published 10 times a year) with international distribution. Celebrity covers include Beyoncé, Nick Jonas, Pamela Anderson, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Norman Reedus, Jared Leto, Lewis Hamilton. In addition to a celebrity cover, every issue incorporates an art cover, which is a site-specific piece created for the exterior cover of the magazine. Notable art cover contributors include John Baldessari, Taryn Simon, Dan Graham, Julie Mehretu, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Sue de Beer, and David LaChapelle. Hailee Steinfeld appeared in Flaunt in 2015.
“It truly is like a master class with every movie set I’m on. It’s so incredible to see how actors work and how they interact with the crew and just everything they do from the moment they step on set to the moment they leave. I’ve worked with people who are so very different and so alike and in that I’ve learned so much,” Steinfeld shares as we discuss the wide range of actors she’s had the chance to work with. She notes the various methods and lessons each has taught her throughout her burgeoning career and tends to think back to True Grit as I try to get more specific with her experiences.
“Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon were almost stoic. They’d go away for a minute and you wouldn’t know where they were but by the time action was called they were there and they were just killer. Then you’d have Josh Brolin who… the first time I met him, I shook hands with him and five minutes later he was on top of me with a knife to my neck. He was so intense. At first I thought he was the worst person ever—and mind you he’s my favorite person in the entire world—but I remember meeting him and being like, ‘Oh my god, he’s awful!’” She laughs at her admission.