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Bumblebee is the Transformers prequel audiences didn’t know they needed, but definitely deserve. The film takes place in 1987 and the transforming robot car Bumblebee is looking for a place to take refuge on earth, hiding out at in California junkyard where a teenage girl named Charlie eventually discovers the Transformer. Unfortunately, Charlie soon learns those other Transformers may have evil intentions during their stay on the planet.
Warning, the below contains spoilers for Bumblebee.
Charlie Watson is a 17-year-old girl who finds Bumblebee in a junkyard owned by her uncle Hank (Len Cariou).
She is traumatized by the death of her father and resents her mother Sally (Pamela Adlon) for remarrying.
Her Uncle gifts her the Autobot for her birthday, and she soon discovers he isn’t your average car.
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Bumblebee: The Transformers sequel features a young Charlie as the lead (Image: PP)Who plays Charlie Watson in Bumblebee?
The actress who plays Charlie is Hailee Steinfeld, a 22 year-old born in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 1996.
She is an American actress and singer who has been nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and four Critics Choice Awards.
Steinfeld had her breakthrough role in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit (2010) as Mattie Ross.
For her role as Mattie, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Steinfeld continued to gain fame for her roles in Ender’s Game (2013) and Romeo & Juliet (2013).
But Steinfeld actually began acting at the age of 10.
She had roles in a variety of short films, as well as television guest appearances and commercials.
In addition to her acting career, Steinfeld has released one extended play, eleven singles.
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Bumblebee cast: John Cena, Travis Knight, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, and Hailee Steinfeld (Image: Getty)
She also released a promotional single and has had many other album appearances.
Steinfeld played as the opening act in the Meghan Trainor’s The Untouchable Tour in 2016.
Her singing career took off in 2015 when Steinfeld co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2 with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks.
Afterwards, she played some of her songs for a representative from Republic Records at an event in New York City, and the label signed her.
Most recently, Steinfeld released the song Back to Life as a single from the soundtrack of the film Bumblebee, in which she stars.
Bumblebee is now playing in cinemas.