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Shailene Woodley for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit

NET-A-PORTER – SHAILENE WOODLEY is known for her talent, her sense of justice and her dedication to living as simply as possible, owning only what she can fit into a small suitcase. But the past two years have seen a shift for the actress, one that nearly saw her quit Hollywood. She tells JENNIFER DICKINSON why she nearly walked away and how Big Little Lies got her to stay

“When I was seven,” says Shailene Woodley, “I said, ‘The day I’m on the cover of a magazine I’m going to quit,’ because I never wanted this industry to get in the way of my life.” At that point, she was already a two-year ‘veteran’ of show business, and repelled by the idea of fame and its pervasiveness.

Yet here she is, two decades later, on the cover of this magazine for the second time and with countless others, from Vanity Fair to New York Magazine, in her back catalogue. She’s paused filming on the second season of Big Little Lies to hit the promotion trail for the brilliantly grueling Adrift, a survival story based on Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp’s 1983 experience of being caught in a hurricane and stranded at sea for 41 days, co-starring Brit actor Sam Claflin. Woodley, 26, says she was “stripped to her core” by filming, which involved journeying into open sea every day, jumping into the water to pee when the boat’s toilet broke, and forgoing dinner every day for a month to illustrate Oldham’s slow starvation.

So very much still in the industry, then. Is she not a woman of her word? Or did Hollywood turn her head? Neither, she promises, explaining with a dramatic yet sincere, “I have the best job in the world. I could cry talking about it. And it’s fleeting, I remind myself of that every day. What I do can be taken away at any moment.”

The acting, it appears, comes easily. Co-stars heap unusually genuine praise on Woodley, with the likes of George Clooney – whom she starred with in The Descendants, her sit-up-and-take-notice role – and Kate Winslet (the Divergent franchise) singling her out as one of the best actresses of her generation. Everything that comes with it though? That’s been a struggle.

“The idea of magazines, press lines, red carpets and fashion, all of that was so overwhelming that I stayed away from it all,” says the actress over herbal tea at a relaxed LA cafe, clad in a leather jacket and jeans. “I can’t half-ass anything, so when it came to me having to look a certain way or speak a certain way for this image I was meant to create, it turned me off. When I wasn’t filming I would work on a farm somewhere because that’s what I could hold onto that felt real.”

Read more of the interview at the source

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Shailene Attends STX Films Presentation at Cinemacon 2018

Yesterday (April 24), Shailene attended CinemaCon in support of his upcoming film Adrift by STX Films. Shailene was in attendance with co-star, Sam Claflin.

The gallery has now been updated with HQ photos from the arrivals, inside, and on stage presentation. Enjoy!


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First Look at Shailene Woodley and Sam Clalflin in ‘Adrift’

USA TODAYTami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and her fiancé Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) set out on what promised to be the romantic sea adventure of a lifetime in 1983.

But after a hurricane crippled their yacht, which the couple were delivering from Tahiti to San Diego, the trip turned into a survival tale, as depicted in Adrift (in theaters June 1). USA TODAY reveals exclusive first photos from the movie.

In Adrift, with Sharp injured in the storm, Oldham sails for 41 days to reach safety.

“The idea of portraying the life of a woman whose mere inner strength and sheer willpower carried her through one of the most treacherous situations one could face as a human being was so extremely moving to me,” says Woodley, who learned to sail for the sea story.

Oldham wrote about the ordeal in her 1998 book, Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea. The New Zealand-based Adrift crew spent more than five weeks shooting on the open sea.

“Every single stunt you see in the film where Sam or I are in the ocean is really us in the deep sea,” says Woodley. “Honestly, it was the most fun I’ve ever had filming.”

Director Baltasar Kormákur, who has helmed adventure stories such as 2015’s Everest, says the romantic tale takes a big turn when it becomes an Oldham-led survival epic.

“First of all, we don’t have many survival stories where the survivor is a young woman or a woman at all,” says Kormákur. “How the story intertwines the love between Richard and Tami and the survival tale is compelling. And it asks us the question, ‘What is it that makes us survivors?’ ”

Woodley, set to return for the second season of award-winning Big Little Lies, says she was inspired meeting the real Oldham.

“I learned that in spite of any adversity or trauma Tami has faced in her life, she has chosen to embrace the gift of simply living — the gift of being alive,” Woodley says.

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Shailene Attends ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’ at Milan Fashion Week
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Shailene Attends ‘Salvatore Ferragamo’ at Milan Fashion Week

Hello Shailene fans! I’m Emily, the original founder of Shailene Woodley Network. I have now taken back the site. I want to thank Jess for taking good care of the site and allowing me to continue providing you all the latest on Shailene. The site is now accessible through shailenewoodley.net as well as the current domain. I have a lot of work to do behind on the scenes on the site as well as replacing older photos with high quality over the next months.

Our favorite girl attended the Salvatore Ferragamo show and intimate dinner on Saturday (February 24) as part of Milan Fashion Week.


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75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Shailene attended the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards and the InStyle and HBO after parties at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (January 7). Congratulations for the Big Little Lies cast and crew for receiving awards! Including the “Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television” award. Thanks to Sara for some of the photos!



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21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards
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21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards

I’ve added photos of Shailene attending the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (November 5). Shailene presented Kate Winslet with the Actress Award. Thanks to Sara!



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69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

I’ve added some photos of Shailene attending the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California (September 17). Shailene wore a Ralph Lauren dress.
Congratulations to the Big Little Lies cast and crew for the awards they received!

Outstanding Limited Series
Big Little Lies
View the complete winners list

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Shailene has been promoting Snowden which hits cinemas officially today

The press tour for Snowden started in July with Shailene taking breaks from her activism work to promote the new movie. Pictures from Comic-Con International’s Snowden Press Line in July, and the LA Press Conference in August have been added to the gallery.


JUL 21 | SNOWDEN PRESS LINE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO

JUL 21 | SNOWDEN PRESS LINE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, SAN DIEGO

AUG 27 | SNOWDEN PRESS CONFERENCE, LA

AUG 27 | SNOWDEN PRESS CONFERENCE, LA


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Premiere Of HBO’s ‘How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change’

Yesterday (June 03), Shailene attended the premiere of HBO’s ‘How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change‘ at the Ahrya Fine Arts Movie Theater in Beverly Hills, California. You can check high quality photos from the premiere in the gallery!

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