I’m sure many fans of John Green’s book feel this way, but the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars is something I’m both very excited and nervous about. The book is so wonderful, so heartwrenching, so moving, it’s worrisome to think that the film could fall short in conveying and extracting those emotions, as book-to-movie adaptations often do. But by the looks of this clip, which debuted during last night’s MTV Movie Awards, I don’t have much to worry about. I enjoy Shailene Woodley as an actress and look forward to seeing how she takes on the role of cancer-stricken Hazel Grace, but it’s Ansel Elgort who completely steals this scene as the enigmatic Augustus. Elgort completely nails Gus’s amused, flirtatious, confident, philosophical vibe, and in just a quick 60 seconds, we see exactly why Hazel — and the book’s readers — can’t turn away. June 6 can’t get here soon enough.
Frisky imaginary BFF Shailene Woodley usually eschews fancy clothes and makeup in favor of a bare face and casual gear, but when she has an event to go to, she turns it out. Here she is getting in on the jumpsuit trend, accessorizing this detailed Elie Saab number with statement-making gold pumps and a bright lip. Love! Get the details on scoring the look for yourself after the jump! Keep reading »
Jessica and I don’t usually go gaga for the same celebrities (Michael Fassbender being a notable exception), but we both have fallen head over heels for Shailene Woodley. I’m sure you couldn’t tell from the 3,000 posts we’ve done about her lately, although in fairness, her movie “Divergent” does open this week. Anyway, Shai — that’s what Jess and I call our BFF — stopped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night and explained that she sought out Jennifer Lawrence’s advice before taking on the role of Tris Prior in the dystopian YA film trilogy. After all, J. Law made the transition from indie darling (in movies like “Winter’s Bone” and “Silver Linings Playbook”) to franchise queen in “The Hunger Games.” Jen’s advice was basically, if you dig the character, don’t worry about how big budget the movie is. Oh yeah, and “don’t do drugs or make a sex tape.” Solid advice! BTW, if I could only bring one thing with me to a desert island, I would bring Shailene because she’s had survival training, and can build fires, make shelter and knows where to forage for phallic horseradish. [via Jezebel]
“Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”
Wood-nymph, earth mother, herbalist, and phallic horseradish forager Shailene Woodley is back with another helpful beauty tip! In addition to giving your vagina some regular Vitamin D by spreading your legs on a sunny day, the “Divergent” star is all about the beauty benefits of having a little gratitude and taking the time to appreciate the connection between ourselves and other living beings. Considering how freaking shallow Hollywood is, I love, love, loveeeee that Shailene — pictured above at the “Divergent” premiere — isn’t afraid to speak her mind about issues that are important to her. I certainly appreciate this advice so much more than every other star’s suggestion that I buy an eyelash curler to really make my eyes “pop!”
After the jump, read our BFF Shailene’s thoughts on wearing a bra and what worries her. Keep reading »
Another thing I like to do is give my vagina a little vitamin D. I was reading an article written by an herbalist I studied about yeast infections and other genital issues. She said there’s nothing better than vitamin D. If you’re feeling depleted, go in the sun for an hour and see how much energy you get. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine.
Y’all, Shailene Woodley is the real goddamn deal. The actress reveals her skincare and beauty routine to the blog Into The Gloss, but her tips are hardly the usual. In addition to suggesting that you let the sun shine down upon your bare vagina, Shailene also shared her views on American food production, her interest in herbalism, using clay toothpaste, discovering health and lifestyle improvements in the teachings of indigenous cultures, and why you should always chat with your taxi drivers. Seriously, a lot of Hollywood types front like they’re concerned about the environment or portray a “natural” lifestyle as if it’s just about downing green juice and taking yoga classes. But Shailene strikes me as someone who talks a big game and actually lives it in a very authentic way. I highly recommend reading the full piece. [Into The Gloss]
Shailene Woodley continues to be her usual adorable, foraging, wood nymph self, appearing on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” last night and gifting the host with his very own large phallic horseradish. Have we mentioned we love her? We love her.
“Oftentimes in films, even if you do have a really strong woman, there’s jealousy and envy among her sisters. So you’ll have this really empowered leader, who’s a chick, and then she has some sort of envious relationship with another woman in the movie. And in ["Divergent"], there’s no envy and no jealousy–no ridiculous girl-fights. It’s such an important message to send out there in this age of feminism because, yes, men need to respect women, and women need to be the leads of films, but at the same time, how do we expect men to respect women if women don’t respect women? A big theme in my life is sisterhood, and I think that this movie is a really great representation of that–of being there and supporting one-another without the malicious attacks that so often come in movies and media. So many women feel so much anger towards other women.”
“Divergent” star Shailene Woodley is doing nothing to abate my raging crush on her. A lot of actresses don’t even give very complete answers when they are asked about women’s representation in film and feminism, but Shai —that’s what I’d call her if we were friends, which we are in my head— just brings it up herself and says something really intelligent about it. I haven’t read the Divergent books, but knowing that it’s got a feminist bent kind makes me want to read them now. Between “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games,” we really are in a golden age of positive role models in films for teens! [The Daily Beast] [Image via Getty]
“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.