Congratulations to Shailene for a much-deserved Best Actress nomination at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. She has some stiff competition in her category, including her good friend and The Spectacular Now co-star Brie Larson. Fingers crossed she takes home the award!
Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)
Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon (Relativity Media)
Brie Larson in Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)
Amy Seimetz in Upstream Color (erbp)
Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now (A24)
You can view the full list of nominations here.
Shailene is featured on the November issue of ELLE for their annual Women in Hollywood covers, which hit stands on October 22. I have added a couple of images from her feature to the gallery. Be sure to check back for further coverage over the coming days.
On staying true to herself in Hollywood: “There’s nothing like walking into a meeting and people expecting me to shake hands, and you hug them. For me, a hug is to disregard all of that bullshit and be like, This is me, Shai. This is who I am. Now let’s talk about real situations. Let’s not talk about all this surface-level stuff.”
On the next five years: “I’m so young, and I’m single, and I just want to drift. I’m just going to be a drifter. I want to do something totally different before Insurgent [the second film in the Divergent trilogy]. Maybe I’ll work in a tea shop. Or live in Amsterdam. Or be a nanny. Life experience only helps us as actors. I need new experiences to draw upon.”