“Shailene Woodley is one of the most talented actresses of this generation,” Stephen Friedman, President of MTV, said in a statement. “Whether baring her soul in emotionally charged roles in The Descendents and The Fault In Our Stars or igniting our imagination in sci-fi blockbusters like Insurgent, Shailene has raised the bar for actresses navigating diverse and challenging roles professionally, while personally remaining down-to-earth and accessible to her fans.”
Shailene Woodley shows off her flat tummy on the cover of Nylon magazine’s April 2015 issue, out on newsstands on March 31!
Here’s what the 23-year-old actress had to share:
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 her character Tris in the Divergent series: “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. 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 feminism: “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.”
Shailene Woodley rocks an intricate floral design on her chic jumpsuit while being interviewed by Seth Meyers on Tuesday (March 17) in New York City.
Fellow Insurgent star Theo James was also making a talk show appearance that night – he stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman!
Shai‘s movie Insurgent will open this weekend and it’s being reported that it will open greater at the box office this weekend than the first film Divergent did last year.
While the first film earned $54.6 million in its first weekend, Insurgent could kick off anywhere between $57 million and $60 million, according to Variety. This is all thanks to Shailene‘s rise in star power following her smash hit The Fault In Our Stars.
Shailene Woodley shows off a little skin with her low-cut dress while walking the Insurgent premiere red carpet on Monday (March 16) in New York City.
The 23-year-old actress was joined by her handsome co-star Theo James, as well as the author of the book series, Veronica Roth.
Earlier in the day, Shailene was spotted while stopping by The Late Show with David Letterman.
FYI: Shailene is wearing a Ralph Lauren Collection dress and Stuart Weitzman pumps. She is wearing a Mary Katrantzou dress and Elie Saab shoes for the talk show. Veronica is wearing Jill Jill Stuart. Theo is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.