Shailene Woodley so far has been known as the teenage mom Amy in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of American Teenager but soon, thanks to The Spectacular Now, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars will be super-famous. Marie Claire ran a small feature on her.
Check out excerpts from the article below:
Shailene Woodley doesn’t like the C word. “Celebrity,” that is. “I don’t use it to describe myself,” says the 21-year-old actress. “In high school, a lot of my friends didn’t know I was an actor because I didn’t talk about it. They would come to school and be like, ‘Wait, were you on My Name Is Earl last night?’ It was something I kept under wraps because I did it for myself and not for anybody else.”
Critics say the part, which required nearly six weeks of training in knife throwing, has the potential to do for Woodley what The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen did for Jennifer Lawrence.
“We are similar in many ways,” says Woodley of Tris. “She constantly struggles between two worlds, the old and the new. I struggle in real life trying to balance my natural connection to the earth and the somewhat materialistic side of the industry I am in.” So while she may show up in Valentino Haute Couture at the Oscars, the rest of the time she pretty much lives in T-shirts and Melodia leggings. (“Anything over a certain amount of money freaks me out.”)
Love how down-to-earth and relatable she always sounds! I’ve always been a Shailene fan and really looking forward to how her career shapes up.