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Shailene Woodley loves eating bugs

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Shailene Woodley seems to have really taken to her role as Hollywood’s hippie forest nymph and isn’t at all concerned about coming off as bizarre or downright ridiculous, which kinda makes me like her more. Homegirl is legit committed to her ~off the grid~ lifestyle. She spends days by the sea (hippies are drawn to the ocean because of Mother Nature, duh), she makes her own soap and she’s even heralding bugs as the next big superfood.

Here are some highlights from her new cover shoot for Nylon.

On the powers of bone broth:

Woodley spent her Friday night hunkering over a pot for hours in her Venice rental, waiting for the marrow bones she’d bought at the butcher’s to boil down. She finished up the last of it for breakfast this morning.

“I was laughing on the way here because I was worried I had beef broth breath,” admits Woodley. She doesn’t, but the soup must be doing her some good. In flowy linen overalls and a loose cream-colored T-shirt that slips off her shoulders, Woodley appears relaxed and engaged, if a little tired in the occasional moment when her thoughtful responses peter out into silence.

On being a natural goddess:

She easily springs back to life when the topic turns to her favorite preoccupations, few of which have anything to do with movies. She’s just as fascinated by the powers of galangal (Thai ginger), cramp bark (for PMS), or meditation—she kicks off every morning with a little zazen—as she is with whatever legendary director she happens to be working with (at the moment, it’s the famously intense Oliver Stone on the upcoming Edward Snowden biopic) or what projects she’d like to do next (a “big, stylish musical”—who knew?).

On eating bugs (from the behind-the-scenes video):

“I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”

Huh. I mean, let’s be honest – the likelihood that Shailene Woodley chows down on insects on a daily basis is slim to none, but I appreciate her unwavering dedication to extreme hipsterism. She truly has reached new heights with it. And somehow, she manages not to be (too) obnoxious about it all, which is somewhat of a miracle.

The full interview is long as shit, but worth a read for the lulz alone, if that’s your thing.

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Shailene Woodley has a new boyfriend

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Shailene Woodley seems to have a new boyfriend in the form of indie musician Nahko. Rumour on the streets is that they’ve actually been dating for a little while now but have kept things hush hush, which is Shailene’s way. The photo above was taken on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island at Waipio Valley in Hawaii on Wednesday, before Nahko heads off on his Australian tour.

Not much else is known about their romance (which is fine by me), but Shailene was talking about Nahko as early as 2013, when she said he had “dramatically changed [her] life” during a Divergent press conference. Huh. Happy trails, I suppose!

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Important Update: Shailene Woodley has a cell phone now

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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 wants to play Stevie Nicks

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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 going to explore life’s other artistic facets, apparently


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.

Shailene Woodley feels “okay” about ‘Allegiant’ being split into two movies

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Of course Summit was going to separate the third Divergent movie, Allegiant, into two films. Why not make double the money by extending the franchise? Makes sense to me! And while most of the unnamed stars are probably thrilled to have a few more months of work (read: another paycheck), Shailene Woodley doesn’t really care either way because she’s just so chill and ~in touch~ with nature.

As she told Entertainment Weekly:

“I am excited, but my very first thought, if I’m being honest was, ‘Okay. All right. That’s another year of kicking ass. Another year devoted to this character.’ But that’s all right, because I am honored to be Tris, and it is exciting.”

Sorry, that’s not quite green enough for me. What else ya got, Shailene?

“At one point I heard that it was not going to happen, and now it is happening, so yeah. You never know man. Life changes every day, you just got to really surrender to the process.”

YES! Surrender to the process! Be pregnant with the world! I love it.

I’m pretty happy about the split, to be honest, because I really like the series. The movies aren’t incredible, but they are entertaining enough, so I’m with it.

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Pic: Shailene Woodley in blue – Yay or nay?

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Have we all seen Divergent yet? I watched it last night and thought it was pretty good, and I really liked Shailene Woodley in the role, even though I wasn’t sure before. What did you think, if you’ve seen it?

In any case, our new It Girl and princess of earthliness Shailene turned up to the film’s London premiere in the above blue dress, which was apparently designed by Stella McCartney. I realy like the colour and the cut, but the actual fabric leaves something to be desired. It looks like a nightgown. An expensive, fancy nightgown, but a nightgown nonetheless.

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