Shailene Woodley Talks Divergent, Deleting Instagram & Miley Cyrus in ‘Marie Claire’
Shailene Woodley is gracing the cover of another magazine!
The Divergent star dons a funky jumpsuit on the April issue of Marie Claire where she opens up about growing up in the business, deleting her Instagram and getting rid of her phone and more.
ON THE DIVERGENT SERIES FILMING SCHEDULE: “I like the idea of knowing that for a few months of the year—for the next few years if the movie does well—I’m going to have an action movie to do, and then all of this free time to do indie films or travel or be a waitress or whatever I want to do.”
On her new fame: “In my mind, it’s new but not new. I mean, it took 13 years to get a feature film, which was The Descendants. It took 10 years to get a series. Nothing was overnight for me. And I feel very lucky that it was all baby steps, because if I’d seen this side of it before I was an adult, I probably would have been like, ‘No, thank you, I’m done.’ As a kid I was like, ‘I never want to be on magazines. I never want to go to the Oscars.’ Now it’s easier to rationalize and have fun with it. When I was young, I thought, ‘That’s not acting!'”
On if she’s ready for the Twilight-like fame: “I don’t pay any attention to the fan thing, because I think it’s a very strange culture nowadays. People have always been fans of people, but I can’t relate to any of these girls or boys who scream. It’s idolizing someone you don’t know. None of those people know me.” Social media exacerbates that “100 percent. It’s so much easier to get on with a bunch of people you don’t know and to gang up on people you don’t know over the Internet. It’s such a beautiful gift, but the whole social media thing is…just a little too weird for me.”
On deleting her Instagram & getting rid of her phone: “Everything I was posting was for a story—like, ‘Look how interesting I am” It felt disgusting to me. It feels as though we’re so detached from actual human connection. And I got rid of my phone, too. We’re all such narcissists, and that’s what social media caters to. Our society conditions us to be our own planets, which is great. Independent thinking is so important. But we expect everyone around us to be our moons.”
On being single: “I just haven’t met anyone where I was like, ‘Wow, I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.’ I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever.”
On Miley Cyrus: “I don’t really know anything about twerking. I admire that she’s doing what she wants to do. I wasn’t really a fan of hers before, and now I’m just so fascinated by her. I love how everyone’s throwing a fit about
For even more on Shailene’s revealing interview, pick up the April issue of Marie Claire.