Shailene Woodley Dishes on 'The Descendents'

Shailene Woodley Dishes on 'The Descendents'

While Shailene Woodley may be contemplating marriage to Daren Kagasoff in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, she’s far from it in her upcoming movie, The Descendents.

During a recent round table interview, the 19-year-old actress opened up about her feature film debut opposite George Clooney.

“My character in the movie’s name is Alex and she’s a bit different from Amy. She was kind of the trouble maker. She did drugs and drank a lot in high school and was sent to a boarding school to kind of clean her up and get her act together. Throughout the movie, she kind of progresses into this incredible person,” Shai shared.

“She’s kind of one of those girls—she’s comes off as rough around the edges, but deep down she has a heart of gold. She helps her dad kind of become a dad and she helps grow up her little sister. I don’t know, it’s really great to see that transition of a hard tough teenager to young adult, like soft kind of woman.”

Shailene added about her on-screen dad, “Well, we’re not BFF’s, but he’s a really phenomenal human being. He is so down to earth I cannot even tell you. You would never think that he was the sexiest man alive twice, because he’s just so down to earth and so normal. He’s super professional. He shows up to work on time. He knows his lines. He is an incredible actor. Every single take was just outstanding. He’s super intelligent. He knows everything about everything, whether it has to do with politics or movies or—he just knows everything. He’s like an encyclopedia. He’s hilarious. He is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met in my entire life, if not the funniest.”

The Descendents opens in theaters this December.

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