Her latest movie, “The Fault in Our Stars,” also burned up the box office over the weekend, grossing more than $50 million.
Shailene has Oscar written all over her. If she’s nominated, which she richly deserves, Woodley should have no trouble looking the part of a glamorous star on the Oscars red carpet.
Shailene came far and fast after a major breakout in George Clooney’s critically acclaimed 2011 film, “The Descendants.” It was her big-screen debut.
From there, she rocketed to the top of the A-list with her role in “Divergent,” a big budget block-buster that should yield three more sequels.
But her role as Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old teen afflicted with cancer, proved she can carry a major motion picture.
Wisely, Shailene says she waited for the right roles to come along.
“After ‘The Descendants,’ I didn’t work for two and a half years,” she tells the magazine. “If I’m not passionate about something, I’m not going to do it.”
She is more than passionate about “The Fault in Our Stars.” She is also a big fan of the book by author, John Green.
“Nothing teaches you as quickly about the unfairness of life, as well as the importance of living fully and presently, as kids with cancer,” she says.
“Fear is taught to us when we’re young, by society, which teaches us we’re not perfect [and] compares us to others, and by a media that compares us with fantasy,” she explains.
“I say, ‘Enough,'” says Woodley. “Screw fear.”
Indeed, Woodley shows no fear in her photo shoot with celebrated photographer John Russo. Check them out and go to Modern Luxury for more from the interview.