It’s here! The trailer for The Fault in Our Stars surfaced earlier today and it pretty much confirms what we already knew–the movie is going to be truly amazing on so many levels. It’s just a shame that we still have quite a wait until its June release.
Another great interview with Shailene from Sundance–a ton of great quotes in this one. Be sure to read on.
THE HUFFINGTON POST – Shailene Woodley has changed a lot in the last three years. When I spoke to Woodley while she was promoting “The Descendants” in 2011, she was certainly polite, but there was a sense that she would have liked to have been anywhere else but in that hotel room, answering yet another question about George Clooney’s pranks.
Now, though, a little over two years later, Shailene Woodley is very different. Her answers are sharp and off-the-cuff. In our interview at Sundance this week, she even admitted to being on autopilot during “The Descendants” press tour. She’s also a hugger. Woodley is so much of a hugger, in fact, that I was advised by colleagues that she was going to hug me before the interview even started. That was not false information.
I met Woodley in a lounge off of Park City, Utah’s Main Street to discuss her role in Gregg Akari’s “White Bird in A Blizzard.” Woodley plays Kat in the film, a young woman whose mother disappears in 1988. Slowly, Kat starts putting the pieces together of what happened. Ahead, Woodley talks about her attitude toward acting — and her attitude toward being cut out of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ — and why her “Divergent” co-star Miles Teller is the Leonardo DiCaprio to her Kate Winslet.
I feel you’ve been on a roll as of late.
Am I? [Laughs]
If you haven’t already, be sure to take a read through of this new interview with Shailene courtesy of The Daily Beast. It’s a great read–enjoy!
THE DAILY BEAST – You’ll be hearing a lot about Shailene Woodley this year, with starring roles in the blockbuster Divergent and the drama The Fault in Our Stars. We sat down with her at Sundance for a long conversation on her latest, the mystery White Bird in a Blizzard, and everything else.
It’s a horrible cliché to say it, but Shailene Woodley really is a breath of fresh air—especially after an 8:30 a.m. screening midway through the Sundance Film Festival.
I’m fresh out of her latest film, the coming-of-age drama-mystery White Bird in a Blizzard, which was directed by Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin). The film is set from 1988-1991, and Woodley stars as Kat, a young woman who struggles to find herself after her overbearing mother (Eva Green) mysteriously disappears. The trauma strains her relationships with her boyfriend (Shiloh Fernandez) and terribly shy father (Christopher Meloni). It’s another strong bildungsroman for Woodley, who has become something of an expert at the genre, what with her stellar turn in last year’s The Spectacular Now, and The Fault in Our Stars, out later this year.
But I’m exhausted. And then I meet Woodley. As anyone who’s ever met her knows, you’re always greeted with a hug when you met Shai (her preferred handle). Following the hug, she offers me coffee. This is highly unusual behavior for anyone, let alone the star of what many are calling the next Hunger Games in March’s Divergent (which has already been green-lit for a trilogy).
We sit down on a couple of couches and have a nice, long talk about her latest film, her high school days, that upcoming franchise, and everything in between.
Entertainment Weekly have just released their latest batch of portraits from Sundance, two of them featuring Shailene and the cast of White Bird in a Blizzard.
I’ve uploaded photos of Shailene from the Sundance premiere of White Bird in a Blizzard, which took place last night at Park City. Apologies for the delay adding these–enjoy!
Leading up to its premiere tonight at Park City, Shailene and the cast of White Bird in a Blizzard have been posing for various photo sessions. For now I’ve added two sets to the gallery–I’m sure more will emerge over the coming hours and I’ll hopefully be able to replace the smaller photos with larger resolution versions soon. Enjoy!
Some new photos of Shailene taken earlier today at Sundance Film Festival have been added to the gallery. Be sure to keep checking back throughout the day for further additions–especially as White Bird in a Blizzard has its world premiere at the festival later tonight.
Thanks to my lovely friend Ann, I have added some new photos of Shailene attending the after party of La Bare–a documentary film featuring Joe Manganiello. Shailene’s White Bird in a Blizzard co-star Shiloh Fernadez also posed for photos with her–the film debuts at the festival later today.
MTV – For the last few years, Shailene Woodley has been busy doing things in pairs. This year, two films based on YA novels, “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” will hit the big screen. In addition to “Divergent,” a big-budget potential franchise starter, she also filmed scenes for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ as Peter Parker’s eventual girlfriend Mary Jane Watson.
While her small role in the upcoming Marvel didn’t didn’t make the final cut, an appearance in “The Amazing Spider-Man 3″ was never officially taken off the table. When Woodley spoke with MTV News in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, she cast doubt on the possibility of reprising the role of MJ because of an increasingly busy schedule.
“I don’t know anything, but seeing as how they picked up the next two ‘Divergent’ films, I don’t know how I would keep my sanity with two big action films in one year,” she said. “But anything can happen.”
Though it might not boast the same scale as “Divergent” or “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “The Fault in Our Stars” promises to deliver an emotional punch that rivals the might of any blockbuster. For the adaptation of John Green’s beloved book, Woodley got to reteam with her “Divergent” co-star Ansel Elgort.
According to Woodley, fans of the book don’t have to worry about one important scene in particular, because Elgort totally nailed it.
“There is one scene in the book where Gus goes to a gas station, and he tries to buy a pack of cigarettes because it’s the only way he can assert his own independence after becoming very sick,” Woodley said. “He did that scene so much justice, and he brought his all. It was midnight when we filmed it, and he just sat there and lost it for hours. I was just sort of in awe.”