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Shailene Covers Nylon Magazine

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, 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.”

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Shailene in W Magazine’s Best Performances Issue

Shailene is featured on the cover of W Magazine’s Best Performances Issue, in a striking new photoshoot by renowned photographer Tim Walker. The issue also features other acclaimed actors from the past 12 months including Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Scarlett Johansson and many more. Shailene was recognized for her work in The Fault in Our Stars.

My favorite love story is Dirty Dancing. I was young when I saw it, and I wanted to be Baby! I loved that she and Patrick Swayze came from different worlds, and yet they wanted similar things out of life. And, of course, I loved the dancing. It was sexier than most sex scenes.

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Entertainment Weekly Cover

Entertainment Weekly have released a preview of the May 9 issue, which features Shailene and Ansel Elgort on the cover to promote The Fault in Our Stars. You can expect further coverage from the special issue very soon.

Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6 and adapted from the 2012 best-selling John Green novel, stands to be the must-see love story of the season.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson reports from The Fault in Our Stars set in Pittsburgh and explores how TFIOS — which tells the love story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group — became an unlikely YA phenomenon. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular,” says Green. “I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.”

Luckily, one studio decided to take a chance on the project. Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler remembers how producer Wyck Godfrey convinced her to make the film. “Wyck called me and said, ‘You can’t pass on this. You have to do this,” she says. “I said, ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ And he said, ‘Because. It makes you remember when you were a teenager and you were in love for the first time and you didn’t want to hang up the phone.’”

With a modest budget of $12 million, every piece of the TFIOS puzzle was carefully considered — from hiring director Josh Boone to casting rising stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles of Hazel and Augustus. Green, who was on set for just about every day of shooting, found the experience an unexpected pleasure. “Shailene has become Hazel to me. Ansel has become Gus,” he says. “The feeling I’ve had consistently is this deep weird joy.”

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Shailene Covers Teen Vogue

Shailene is gracing the cover of another high profile magazine, this time the April edition of Teen Vogue. The photoshoot was taken at Caroline Gardens Chapel in London during her trip in November last year. An excerpt from the cover story can be found below, so be sure to take a read. The cover hits newsstands on March 25. We’ll provide further coverage once it becomes available.

We often forget about the importance of being earnest. For a young actress in Hollywood, it’s certainly a rare quality. There’s outspoken and brassy, à la Jennifer Lawrence—and we love her for it—but preaching your principles and holding on to them are entirely different. Shailene Woodley is indeed a rarity: a 22-year-old whose passion isn’t infused with sass. It’s full of hippie love, for her friends, her films, nature, George Clooney…. She’s definitely not the one who yells across a room, and it’s the content of what she says, not the volume, that makes her unique. She is Hollywood’s rebel, as we say on the cover, but not a deliberate one.

We’re sitting in the back room of Akasha, a café in Culver City, California, having breakfast. Shailene, glowingly makeup-free and Cali-casual in a nondescript gray sweater and beanie, has just come from seeing Divergent for the first time. A dystopian tale of a world where people are sorted into factions according to their personality traits, the film is based on the best-selling young-adult novel by Veronica Roth. It’s the first in a trio of books being hailed as “the next Hunger Games,” a moniker that has caused many other recent movies—Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Ender’s Game—to falter under the great weight of expectations. But this one is shaping up to be epic. In it, Shailene stars—alongside Kate Winslet, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and Theo James—as Beatrice “Tris” Prior, a strong-willed, opinionated heroine who, like the actress herself, doesn’t fit into any predefined category.

Even though she saw only a rough cut of the movie, Shailene seems impressed. “It was pretty wild,” she says, absentmindedly tugging at her collar to reveal the fading image of three ravens—Tris’s tattoo in Divergent—on her clavicle, courtesy of recent reshoots. “Doing an action movie is completely different from one based in reality. It’s much harder to act with a green screen than with another human being. There are so many special effects in this film, so it was really amazing to see how they turned out.”

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ELLE Women in Hollywood Issue

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.”