Another cover for Shailene! This time she’s featured as the cover girl for the April issue of Nylon–her first time covering the magazine. The issue hits newsstands sale March 31, 2015 so be sure to check back for further coverage.
On her career path: “Two years ago it was very easy for me to understand and also emotionally tell the story of a 16-year-old, and now, I feel like I could not tell that story as truthfully because I just can’t empathize with it. I’m not there on an emotional level anymore.”
On playing Tris in the Divergent series: “Tris was not born a superhero, but what I love about her is that you can watch her progression into a strong young woman. Whenever I go back to playing Tris, I feel like, yes, I’m going back to Tris, but I am also going back to Shai and who Shai was in 2012, and who she was in 2014. If I hadn’t changed, it would be easier…but the last two years have been very powerful for me. I’m starting to empower myself.”
On why Tris is important: “When fear comes knocking on her door, she doesn’t run away—she stands up to it…. And I thought that was a really beautiful message to be sending out to young women.”
On not identifying as a feminist: “The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves.”
On media scrutiny and celebrity culture: “I mean, if we spent as much energy focusing on the genocide that’s going on right now in parts of Africa as we spent on that one article, think about what we could accomplish. Change is not going to come from focusing on the small things that actors say.”
I’ve updated the gallery with scans and outtakes from Shailene’s cover feature and story for the April issue of ELLE. I’m curious to know, what are your thoughts on this shoot? I personally much preferred her previous cover for the magazine. Also, a quick heads up regarding lack of updates these past few weeks. I’ll be working on updating the gallery with the latest Insurgent promo events, premieres, talk shows appearances and more over the coming days. Apologies for the delay, I have just been very busy. Thanks for your patience!
I’ve updated the gallery with screen captures of a very young Shailene in one of her first film roles as Ashley Hedges in Moola.
VARIETY – Open Road Films has set a Christmas release in the U.S. for Snowden with Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson joining the cast.
Production launched Friday in Munich. Shooting will take place until mid-May.
As previously announced, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in the title role as whistleblower Edward Snowden, alongside Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Olyphant.
Pathé Films, which developed the project with Stone’s longtime producing partner Moritz Borman, has retained distribution rights for France and Benelux. Wild Bunch is handling international sales in all other territories while Open Road has U.S. rights.
Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year.
Borman is producing with Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle. Stone is directing from a script he co-wrote with Kieran Fitzgerald, based on Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man and Time of the Octopus, by Snowden’s Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena.
Pathe will open Snowden in France on Dec. 30. Universum will launch it in Germany on Jan. 8.
The gallery has been updated with screen captures of Shailene’s stunning performance as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars. In addition to the film itself, I have also added captures from the bonus material included on the Blu-ray disc. Enjoy!