I’ve added some beautiful photos from Shailene’s upcoming cover feature in Nylon to the gallery. Love the styling for her here!
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.