“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. [The protagonist Bella] falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.”
Our love for Shailene Woodley just grows and grows. In a new interview with Teen Vogue, the actress shares her thoughts on Stephenie Meyers’ wildly successful Twilight series and nails what is so problematic about the romance between Bella and Edward. Shailene stars in the upcoming “Divergent” films, which are based on another young adult novel series, only instead of her character Tris being completely obsessed with a dude (though she does have a hot romance of her own), she’s focused on, you know, overthrowing an oppressive totalitarian regime. Veronica Roth’s Divergent books are only slightly better written than the Twilight series, but plot wise, they are significantly more bad ass and inspiring. I’m psyched to see Shailene and the rest of the cast — including Kate Winslet and Julianne Moore! — bring the story to life on the big screen. [Teen Vogue]
“I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are.”
I knew Shailene Woodley and I were meant to be lovers! From her taste in books (Anais Nin!), to her religious beliefs (“My religion is the Earth … I believe in trees”), to her no-makeup looks on the red carpet, to her refusal to wear anything other than used clothes, she really is the woman of my dreams. Shailene herself didn’t use the label bisexual. But she made clear to The Hollywood Reporter that she falls in love with human beings, not body parts. Keep reading »
While I think The Hunger Games is a better written series with a stronger plot, the pervy side of me (i.e. 98.7 percent of me) prefers the thematically similar Divergent series simply because it is sexier. I haven’t finished all of book two, Insurgent, or started book three, Allegiant, but I’m pretty sure there’s eventually going to be sexual intercourse between the book’s protagonist, Tris, and her boyfriend, Four, and I am excited about it. I am also excited about the movie adaptation, hitting theaters on March 31, because, as this new clip suggests, things are gonna get steamy. Theo James, who plays Four (and is perhaps most memorable to readers as Mr. Pamuk on “Downton Abbey”), has got an impressively muscular canvas for those faction tattoos. Tris approves and so do I.
Buzzfeed got ahold of the beautiful movie poster for the upcoming film adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars, and if you’ve read the book, it’s basically impossible to look at it for more than two seconds without sobbing uncontrollably (in a good way, kind of). Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are beyond perfect as Hazel and Gus. Seriously, this is exactly how I imagined these characters. See the image in all its uncropped glory and join the worldwide crying party after the jump! Keep reading »
“I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I could go on for hours. I make my own medicines; I don’t get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It’s an entire lifestyle. It’s appealing to my soul.”
–Shailene Woodley tells Flaunt Magazine about her Earth Goddess lifestyle. It must be hard for her when she’s on set and has to drink bottled water and eat pasteurized cheese and have her food hunted and gathered for her. Oh, I know, I know. The wood nymph means well. [DListed]
Shailene Woodley thinks her new movie, “The Spectacular Now,” is really, really … real. Woodley told the ladies of “The View” that her favorite scene to film in the new coming-of-age teen dramedy, which arrives in theaters on August 2, is when her character, Aimee Finecky, loses her virginity to alcoholic bad boy Sutter Keely (played by Miles Teller). “It’s so real,” she said.
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Don’t ask me how, but Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture came together last night to present the 20th anniversary of their Vanities bash, co-hosted by Shailene Woodley. The fête, intended as a pre-Oscars celebration, brought out a pretty random assortment of celebs, and some even more random outfits. Seriously, things were weird. Here’s the (very few) truly good, the bad, and the plentifulwhat the hell was she thinking.
Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood issue annually, but this year’s cover is unique in that it is the first of its kind to be shot by famed photog Mario Testino. His technique translates beautifully to the cover, though it’s not immediately apparent that it’s his work. The 11 young actresses featured are dressed impeccably, draped in silky pastels and exuding a sensuous, past-century boudoir air. Ever concerning, though, is the fact that hardly any of the starlets are recognizable. Aside from Rooney Mara, whose angular 1920s bob and sullen features make her easily identifiable, the rest of the girls bear little resemblance to, well, themselves. Keep reading »