Shailene Woodley: Claiming a Place Among the Stars

Shailene Woodley: Claiming a Place Among the Stars

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Shailene Woodley has progressed from a popular television series to independent films and is now experiencing her first starring role in a big screen film: 'Divergent'. The film, which is based off a series of books by Veronica Roth, is set in a post-world war environment within Chicago. Young adults are given a personality test to determine their place in society. Woodley portrays a young girl with many personality traits and is therefore termed a "divergent" which is deemed dangerous to the post-apocalyptic society. Her real-life personality seems to mimic that of her 'Divergent' character.

During the media blitz to get the word out about her first big screen title role, Shailene Woodley is showing up all over: in magazines, on television, and the Internet. The young 22-year-old received her first major break in television on the ABC Family Series: The Secret Life of The American Teenager, which she played a teen mom for five seasons.

Her first major motion film appearance was as George Clooney’s daughter in the 2011 Oscar winning film: The Descendants. Woodley won multiple awards for her role in The Descendants including: Best Supporting Female from the Independent Spirit Awards, Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards, and Best Young Actress by the Women Film Critics Circle. She has only starred in one other movie since then, which was an independent film titled: The Spectacular Now.

With her starring role in the major motion picture Divergent, many are questioning whether it will skyrocket her to fame just as Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart were by their young adult movie series. With the current media buzz, the world is definitely learning more about Shailene Woodley. She has been attempting to portray herself as a nature loving, earth child who is adventurous and does her own stunts.

She has been seen hugging all those who interview her and isn’t afraid to talk about her lady parts. She even mentioned that eating clay is good for one’s body and women should give their private parts time in the sun. In my opinion, she is taking her earth child claim too far. In one interview she claimed to only wash her hair once a month. Ummm… pretty sure that is false. She even claims to make her own medicines.

As for doing her own stunts, that is true. She did climb the Ferris Wheel with co-star Theo James, where they spent hours filming. The actress  performed all stunts the film’s insurance company would allow her, which definitely makes her a strong up-and-coming actress.

Divergent had a wonderful opening night bringing in over $20 million. Shailene Woodley may have some crazy health ideas, but she definitely seems on her way to becoming a household name.

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