Taylor Swift is an amazing friend: Hailee Steinfeld

London: Actress Hailee Steinfeld says she shares a great friendship with country singer Taylor Swift, who inspires her tremendously.

The `Romeo and Juliet` star, 17, said she prefers to keep their friendship away from the the public eyes for the sake of privacy, reportedly.

"She`s an amazing friend. I always get the, `Tell us something nobody knows (about Taylor) question.` And it`s like, we both respect each other tremendously, but we choose to keep our friendship out of the public eye," Steinfeld said.

"She`s a really great person and an inspiration to me and many others," she added. The `Love Story` hitmaker has often received praises from her celebrity friends.