Shailene Woodley Never Wanted to Be on Magazine Covers as a Child - Here's Why!

Shailene Woodley Never Wanted to Be on Magazine Covers as a Child - Here's Why!

Shailene Woodley is posing on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine’s brand new issue.

The 26-year-old Adrift actress spoke about almost leaving Hollywood, living a minimalist lifestyle, and more. Here’s what she shared…

On why she almost quit acting before Big Little Lies: “There was a point in my life, right before Big Little Lies, where I had hit a wall with acting. I felt it was time to do something different. I called my agents and said, ‘Please don’t send me any more scripts; I need to explore other avenues.’ They respected me and didn’t send me anything for almost a year until Big Little Lies. I didn’t know what it was or who was involved, I just said, ‘Thanks, I’m still not interested.’ [Then] I read it, fell in love with it, and Laura [Dern], who I had worked with on The Fault in Our Stars, called me and that was really the push.”

On previously not wanting to do magazine covers as a kid: “When I was seven, I said, ‘The day I’m on the cover of a magazine I’m going to quit,’ because I never wanted this industry to get in the way of my life.”

On living a minimalist life: “I lived a very minimalistic life for many years – toothbrush, deodorant, two pairs of jeans, a pair of leggings for yoga, sweater and jacket, really bare essentials. I was a very serious woman for so long, I didn’t allow myself the frivolous nature of being a human being and having human experiences.”

For more from Shailene, visit Net-A-Porter.com.

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