Shailene Woodley is being dubbed the next Jennifer Lawrence, but how does she feel about it?
The rising star covers this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter where she opens up about making the transition from TV to film, taking on some big YA adaptations – Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, etc and more.
On picking projects after “Secret Life” wrapped: “Having come off a TV show, I was kind of in the place where I was like, ‘I’m never signing a contract for more than one movie,’ because once you do sign a contract, legally, you’re liable. [Even] if you don’t find something creatively stimulating anymore, you’ve still got to do it legally.”
On losing out the lead role in I Am Sam to Dakota Fanning: “My dad pulled me aside, and he said: ‘Shai, what are you doing? You have so much anger, and you’re feeling so let down by the fact that you didn’t book [this]. I want you to close your eyes right now and picture this Dakota girl, and I want you to send her so much love and so much light because one day you’re going to book something that you really want, and you’re not going to want all of the girls around you that you competed against to feel anger against you. You’re going to want them to support you on your journey. And so it’s your turn right now to support Dakota on her journey.’ And so I did that.”
On sex scenes & nudity: “When somebody’s doing a sex scene and they’re wearing a bra and underwear, that’s not how it happens in real life. If I’m going to say yes to a movie where this is necessary, then I’m going to bring truth to that situation.”
For even more, pick up the new issue of THR. Also below, check out photos of the Divergent cast on their tour in Atlanta, Orlando and Detroit.