Shailene is gracing the cover of another high profile magazine, this time the April edition of Teen Vogue. The photoshoot was taken at Caroline Gardens Chapel in London during her trip in November last year. An excerpt from the cover story can be found below, be sure to take a read. The cover will hit newsstands on March 25.
We often forget about the importance of being earnest. For a young actress in Hollywood, it’s certainly a rare quality. There’s outspoken and brassy, à la Jennifer Lawrence—and we love her for it—but preaching your principles and holding on to them are entirely different. Shailene Woodley is indeed a rarity: a 22-year-old whose passion isn’t infused with sass. It’s full of hippie love, for her friends, her films, nature, George Clooney…. She’s definitely not the one who yells across a room, and it’s the content of what she says, not the volume, that makes her unique. She is Hollywood’s rebel, as we say on the cover, but not a deliberate one.
If you haven’t already, be sure to read on for Shailene’s feature in The Hollywood Reporter–it’s such a wonderful read.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Most young stars learn to quickly cultivate an aura of untouchability, but that is not how Shailene Woodley likes to operate. It’s January on the Sundance red carpet for White Bird in a Blizzard. The 22-year-old actress approaches a microphone-toting reporter with uncommon familiarity, slipping her hands under his semi-raised arms and giving him a robust squeeze. At first I think she must know the journalist, perhaps one of her red-carpet favorites. Then I realize she’s hugging every single person before they interview her. They are all strangers.
Right before the White Bird premiere, Sundance festival director John Cooper stops by backstage to congratulate Woodley. He goes in for the handshake, but she outmaneuvers him with a low body hug. He seems genuinely startled.
Later, after I receive my first of many Woodley hugs, I ask her about this habit. After all, most stars on the red carpet interact with reporters the way they endure a customs official with body language that says, “I will answer your questions carefully and pretend to like you, but this is about as much fun for me as picking gum off the bottom of my Louboutins.” By contrast, Woodley sees the press gantlet as an opportunity to transcend surface-level chitchat. She explains: “We’ve got a set amount of time in our lives, you know. You might as well make every conversation count. So that’s like the hug. It’s kind of like, ‘Hey, I’m real. You’re real. Let’s connect.’ ”
Shailene is featured looking incredibly beautiful on the cover of the March 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter–I’ve added a preview photo to the gallery. Be sure to check back shortly for further updates.
I’ve uploaded photos of Shailene (looking lovely in Alexander McQueen) and her Divergent co-star Theo James at a special screening of the film held in Atlanta, Georgia last night. Hopefully I’ll be able to replace these images with higher quality versions very soon. For now, enjoy.
New photos of Shailene looking gorgeous whilst attending today’s Independent Spirit Awards have been added to the gallery. Shai is nominated in the Best Actress category at the event. We wish her all the best of luck!
HARPERS BAZAAR – It comes as no surprise that Shailene Woodley is a big dreamer. In just a few short years, she has gone from playing a teen mom on The Secret Life of the American Teenager to receiving a Golden Globe nomination and working with actors like Kate Winslet, with whom she stars in this month’s sci-fi epic Divergent, which comes out March 21. Still, dreams remain an obsession for Woodley, who occasionally records her own and has even experimented with lucid dreaming. Here, she gives us a peek inside her very active REM cycle.
I’ve always been interested in dreams. I love the mystery of them—there are so many philosophies about what they mean, where they stem from, and why we have them. We haven’t been able to completely prove any of our assumptions regarding dreams, and that fascinates me.
When I was younger, I had recurring dreams a lot. As a 22-year-old woman, I still cannot watch Jurassic Park because when I first saw it as a four- or five-year-old, it gave me nightmares. I will never forget the visual: a giant T. Rex eyeball in the window of my second-story bedroom, like it was always watching me.
In another recurring dream, my dad and I were on a pirate ship, winding through treacherous channels, tending to hundreds of sails in high-powered winds, and floating next to cliffs that could have been right out of The Princess Bride. We were always running away from something, though I don’t recall what. I remember feeling incredibly adrenalized when I dreamed about the ship.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, I’ve added a handful of brand new stills from Divergent to the gallery. Be sure to check them out!
I’ve added two new scans of Shailene’s feature in the latest issue of Dazed (formerly Dazed & Confused) to the gallery. It’s a shame her editorial is so brief but nonetheless, it’s always nice to see new photos of her. Enjoy.
With huge thanks to FSR, I’ve added scans of Shailene’s editorial for InStyle alongside her Divergent co-star, Theo James. How gorgeous does she look? I’m in love with these photos.