I have updated the gallery with additional stills and screencaptures of Shailene in White Bird in a Blizzard.
I have added photos of Shailene attending the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12th. I will have more photos added soon! Shailene won Best Female Performance, Best Kiss, and the MTV Trailblazer Award. The Fault In Our Stars also won Movie of the Year! Congrats to Shai and all of the TFIOS cast and crew.
Shailene Woodley is our April cover star, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned from our time with her, it’s that she’s literally the coolest. The short-haired, sisterhood-loving actress is everywhere right now, thanks to the hype around the upcoming release of Insurgent. But based on her talent, brains, and unique, tomboy-chic style, Shailene is poised to be a Hollywood mainstay. All this despite the fact that she once called acting a hobby, saying she’d walk away if it ever become a career. When we asked if she feels the same way now, she said, “It’s still just a hobby, just something that I live and breathe to do.”
In our cover story, Shailene opens up about The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent, telling us about her experiences playing the instantly iconic characters Hazel Grace and Tris. Here’s what else to look forward to in our April issue.
On her career path: “Two years ago it was very easy for me to understand and also emotionally tell the story of a 16-year-old, and now, I feel like I could not tell that story as truthfully because I just can’t empathize with it. I’m not there on an emotional level anymore.”
On playing Tris in the Divergent series: “Tris was not born a superhero, but what I love about her is that you can watch her progression into a strong young woman. Whenever I go back to playing Tris, I feel like, yes, I’m going back to Tris, but I am also going back to Shai and who Shai was in 2012, and who she was in 2014. If I hadn’t changed, it would be easier…but the last two years have been very powerful for me. I’m starting to empower myself.”
On why Tris is important: “When fear comes knocking on her door, she doesn’t run away—she stands up to it…. And I thought that was a really beautiful message to be sending out to young women.”
On not identifying as a feminist: “The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves.”
On media scrutiny and celebrity culture: “I mean, if we spent as much energy focusing on the genocide that’s going on right now in parts of Africa as we spent on that one article, think about what we could accomplish. Change is not going to come from focusing on the small things that actors say.”
Click through the gallery to check out the beyond-gorgeous photos from the story, and don’t miss NYLON’s entire April issue, out on March 31, 2015.
Shailene attended the New York premiere of “Insurgent” and the after party on March 16th! I have added high quality photos of Shailene from the premiere and party to the gallery! You can check out individual photos of Shailene at Ansel Elgort Fan and individual photos of Ansel at Theo James Online. Thanks to Holly for some photos!
I have added photos of Shailene attending the Berlin premiere of “Insurgent” yesterday, to the gallery! Hopefully we will have more photos soon! For individual photos of Theo, head over to Theo James Online!
She’s one of her generation’s hottest stars…and way too cool to be fame trapped. Shailene Woodley gets off on loving deep, inciting a revolution, and surviving in the wilds of Hollywood––and she opens up to contributing editor Holly Millea about all that, plus her vagabond lifestyle, in the April issue of ELLE. Check out the following excerpts for a sneak peek at the full interview, which you can only find exclusively in ELLE when it hits newsstands digitally and in select cities on March 17, and nationwide on March 24.
By last count, she’s lost her virginity five times on screen. The triumvirate are at that age. Each has her own allure: Lawrence is plush; Stewart, brooding; Woodley, vulnerable. Unlike her peers, off screen, Woodley keeps a low romantic profile that’s in sync with the way she lives the rest of her life. As you’d expect from a heart-to-heart hugger, “I’m all-loving,” she says. “I fall in love with people based on who they are. “I never want to love like this”—Woodley holds her arms outstretched, as if to envelop you—”I always want to love like this.” She thrusts her arms behind her back, pressing her chest forward. “Heart centered, like, ‘This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I’ll still love you, but I ain’t fallin’ in love with you!'” Happily she carries on with what could seriously be the best personal ad ever—feel free to steal it: “When you’re truly in love, for me, it’s…you’re my lighthouse! You’re somebody who holds me high, keeps me safe, you’ve got my fuckin’ back…. You also love me whole, wild, and free. You let me do me, and I’m gonna let you do you! And I’ll be the home that you return to.” Is she currently in love? Woodley smiles…
“I was born into a family of warriors, really strong people,” says Woodley, who, along with her younger brother, Tanner, grew up in Simi Valley. (Simi is the Chumash Indians’ name for the threadlike clouds in the sky over this Southern California town.) “It doesn’t mean that it was an easy childhood and we didn’t have our shit, because every family does behind closed doors. But even though my parents are divorced, they get along. I have a family who every day strives to do the right thing.” It helped, too, that her grandmother was ever present. “One day I was having one of my teenage crises, when you think everything’s falling apart—your estrogen and progesterone are freaking out. And she said, ‘Shai, the most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve gotta take care of yourself. You’ve got to take care of yourself, and you gotta live from your deep heart.’ “Woodley wraps her hands around a warm porcelain teapot on the table; her brow furrows. “For some reason, her saying the words deep heart just always stuck with me. And I was like, ‘Well, what is a deep heart? What does it actually mean?’ What I’ve come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is my—it’s my compassion, empathy, and intuition. Because your intuition never wants to be mean to somebody. You intuitively know that another human being on this planet is hurting just as badly as you may be. The way that they express themselves could be rude or seen as douchey or whatnot. But maybe they’re scared, or had no one there to support them.” She looks up, and her face brightens: “My Grams is the most banging 69-year-old I’ve ever met in my life. She’s so fit. She’s so rad!”
To read the rest of the story, pick up the April issue of ELLE.
Yesterday, was the world premiere of “Insurgent” at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England. I have added a bunch of high quality photos of Shailene from the premiere to the gallery! More photos will be added soon, so keep an eye out on the gallery! For individual photos of Theo, head over to Theo James Online.