Shailene Woodley, our whimsical forest nymph who makes her own soap and doesn’t have a house, has taken a step into the modern age by hooking herself up with a cell phone. After all, being an actress starring in one of Hollywood’s big new franchises isn’t really conducive to living off the grid, eh?
To that end, Shailene now has a cell phone, even though she’s previously stated that she hates the things and finds them impersonal. Here’s what she’s previously said about technology:
As far as the hacking stuff goes, I don’t really have to worry about that. I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cellphone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone. There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been. I mean … just asking people for directions. Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, “Hey, buddy—do you know how to get here?” I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch. The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.
Welp, forget all that: she’s living in 2014 now! Here’s a photo of Shailene in the wild (at a farmers’ market) with a smartphone in her pocket!
Massive news, as you can see. Also, homegirl has had a Twitter account for over a year, but she never had a cell phone? Seems a bit weird… I really don’t understand Shailene Woodley but I’m fascinated by her.
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Shailene Woodley is… a special girl. She’s an unrepentant hippie, a non-feminist, a pretty decent actress and generally a bit of a weirdo, but a weirdo that we all can’t help but sorta love anyway, for some reason we can’t really put our finger on.
The Fault In Our Stars is doing amazingly well at the box office and sending audiences home sobbing everywhere, but Shailene is ready to chillax and take a bit of a break for a while to see what other “artistic facets” she can tap into. She does, however, still have one iconic role she’d like to take on: Stevie Nicks.
From Women’s Health:
I would love to play Stevie Nicks. She’s just such a fascinating woman who’s lived such a life and is still living such a life. Her music was really profound for me in my life. Yeah I think it’d be an adventure to play Stevie Nicks. I love that there is no other Stevie Nicks in this world. She is so fully herself, and undividedly herself. That in itself is such a powerful lesson to take in and be like, ‘wow.’ No one is going to be the next Stevie Nicks and Stevie Nicks was next the next anyone. And I think that’s such beautiful advice for all of us. You do you, we do we. She does she in such a beautiful way. I think it’d be great to sing in a film. I love to sing. I guess another dream movie would be a movie like Once. It’s so romantic and sensual and musical but doesn’t feel like a musical necessarily.
You know, at first I raised my eyebrow to this and thought, aw, hell to the no on that. Then I actually sat and thought about it a second and I think it might be a streak of genius. Will it be a disaster? Yes, of course – Shailene is a good actress, but far too young and not QUITE good enough to take on such a legendary role (not to mention biopics are generally disasters no matter how good the acting is). Second of all, all I keep picturing in my head is Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock and her Janis Joplin biopic (well, Jackie Jormp Jomp), and it’s kinda cracking me up.
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Shailene Woodley is a bit of an odd one, isn’t she? She’s the Earth Mother come to life in rather unsettling ways. She’s willfully homeless and only has one bag of possessions apparently (which makes me wonder where she keeps all her soap-making supplies) and thinks the word “feminist” discriminates against men and I just don’t understand her at all. Maybe we’re not meant to.
In any case, in a new interview with V Magazine, Shailene poetically explains why she loves indie movies so much and reveals her future plans.
“I love indie films, because there’s no slacking off,” she says. “The budget is so tight and the shooting schedule is so precise, there’s no room for error. Everyone is there for the love of the craft. [Indie films] are able to explore beyond the boundaries of what studios will allow. They take risks and diverge from mediocrity—by being sexual, mysterious, dangerous, or crude. I love them because the freedom is unbridled.”
And… what’s she going to do now that she’s completed so many big projects recently?
“I’m going to lie low and explore some of life’s other artistic facets.”
Do you, girl.