Shailene is featured on the June issue of Modern Luxury, looking beautiful in a brand new photoshoot. Scans have been added to the gallery. Stay tuned for further coverage.
PARADE – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort opened up to Parade about what they learned about each other while filming Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, on-set habits, favorite films as kids, fame, and more.
When did you first know you wanted to be an actor?
Shailene Woodley: “I was five and it was something that was fun for me and I knew what being an actor meant.”
Ansel Elgort: “I realized I wanted to be a performer when I was about nine. I did ballet and I went out on stage for the first time as a ballet dancer and I liked being on stage and then later that turned into wanting to be an actor, but at first it was I want to be a performer.”
What was your favorite movie as a kid?
Shailene: “I loved The Goonies. It was sort of the first movie that made my eyes open up to the possibilities of the world. I think it made me want and crave adventure. Even now, I watch it and it makes me want to be an explorer of the world.”
Ansel: “My favorite movie growing up was Billy Madison. It was just really funny and crude and it had bad words in it and funny parts and I loved it!”
You two worked together on both Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. What were some of your biggest takeaways about each other as actors?
Shailene: Oh man, Ansel and I work very similarly in the sense that as soon as the camera says action, we’re both very there, but as soon as it says cut, we’re able to bounce back into being ourselves. Neither of us spends lots of time getting into character. It’s always fun to work with different actors who do that, but there’s something really special about working with somebody where the second the camera is rolling you get to be locked in with each other. I also learned when Ansel is on set; he brings this sense of new curiosity because when we did this movie it was only your third film, right? When we worked on Divergent together it was only his second film, so there was this new sense of learning about things that some of the other people I’ve worked with don’t question anymore or act curious about anymore. It was really exciting for me to experience a film set for the first time again through his eyes.”
Ansel: “That will probably change soon!”
Shailene: “You’ll never do that. I’ll slap you if you do that!”
Ansel: “I learned that about Shailene — that she would slap me if I was bad! And I really liked that because she’s honest with people, there’s no BS and she’s not fake, she’s a real friend because of that to me. I learned a lot about her because she’s so open. She’s a totally open soul to me and I’m a totally open soul to her. And I learned, especially when seeing the movie, I was like, ‘wow, this girl is an amazing actress!’”
Shailene: “Right back at you, buddy.”
Screen captures of Shailene from the Blu-ray edition of The Spectacular Now have been added to the gallery. As much as I love the movie, the performances from Shailene and Miles, their chemistry together… it feels like it is missing the special quality that made the novel so enjoyable. The special features including some great deleted scenes (a few of which really should’ve made the final cut) have also been captured. Enjoy!
After a few weeks offline, the site is now back – complete with gorgeous new themes courtesy of the very talented Nicole. The relaunch took a little longer than I was hoping, mainly due to time restraints and some annoying issues with my internet. To accompany the new look, I have also been working on updating much of the site content. The press library and filmography pages have received the biggest overhaul and both Shailene’s biography and information pages will be the next to receive some much-needed care and attention.
I am still a little behind in terms of recent photos of Shailene, mainly her recent appearances and talk show duties – these will be added very soon. My main aim is to keep the site regularly updated (something I’ve failed to do over recent months) and to work on providing fans with an even more extensive resource for Shailene. If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback for me regarding the site and/or the new themes, be sure to drop me a comment below. Thanks for the continued support!
I’ve added a new scan of Shailene featured in the latest edition of AnOther to the gallery. The article features a gorgeous outtake from Shailene’s photoshoot for Paper in 2011.
With huge thanks to my lovely friend Claudia, I have added scans from the May 9 issue of Entertainment Weekly to the gallery. Enjoy!