Are you excited about the film adaptation of Divergent? I wasn’t so sure at first, but then I thought, who am I kidding? OBVIOUSLY I will see this, and though I doubt it’ll be as good as the book(s), it’ll still be its own thing and totally watchable.
While we’ve been teased with several “featurettes” to tide us over, it seems we’ve now finally got our first real trailer for the movie, and it’s looking good! I used to think Shailene Woodley was totally wrong for the part of Tris, but I’m coming around to the idea. And hello, obviously I will go see anything Kate Winslet is in.
What do you think? Will you be seeing Divergent? It hits US theatres in March 2014.
November 14, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
You just know Jennifer Lawrence is sprawled on her couch with half a Domino’s pizza, a packet of M&Ms and a bottle of beer, shaking her head in disgust at Shailene Woodley. You see, Shailene did a new interview with Flaunt in which she revealed that she collects her own water from mountains and makes her own toothpaste. You know, your general rich hippie faff about. Here it is in her own words:
“I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month.
“I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I could go on for hours. I make my own medicines; I don’t get those from doctors.
“I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It’s an entire lifestyle. It’s appealing to my soul.”
Part of me was really sorta into this… until she got to the part about not using modern medicine. Girl, no. Of course there are homeopathic ways of dealing with certain conditions, and I think we could all learn more about balancing our body systems and the reasons we get ill rather than treating the symptoms, but modern medicine does exist for a reason. Grok back in the stone ages may have made his own medicines as well, but he also died at 38. Doctors – even though they may sometimes be wrong about shit or not “get it” – exist for a reason.
As for the other stuff, I kind of don’t understand how she has time to make her own cheese, forage wild foods, collect water, make body lotions and toothpastes (she’d have been perfect for The Hunger Games, lol)… and still have time to film several movies a year. Something’s a bit suspect there. Who knows? I guess that’s good for her.
August 30, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Everyone is getting pretty excited for the big screen adaptation of Divergent, the awesome YA dystopian novel, and I can’t wait, either. While we’ve seen our first teaser trailer, the film now has its first featurette. Stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and the book’s author, Veronica Roth, came together to discuss the adaptation, the premise, etc to continue to build momentum leading up to its release – which isn’t until March 2014, unfortunately.
Have you guys read the book? Will you see the movie? Obviously The Hunger Games started this whole trend, but there have been some other great, unique stories to come out of the genre and I think Divergent is one of them.
August 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Shailene Woodley revealed plans earlier this month to chop all her hair off and donate it to a children’s charity, and indeed she did just that a little over a week ago. She’s still got enough hair on her head – she’s sporting a nice bob that’s almost to her shoulders, so it’s nothing too drastic. Still she’s now said that she’s not putting the scissors down just yet and would love to go even shorter if she could (but considering she has two more Divergent films to shoot, I doubt that’ll happen).
“It’s really awesome because there’s no upkeep,” Woodley, 21, told PEOPLE about her new do. “It dries in two seconds and it’s nice not to spend a lot of time getting ready.”
Woodley donated about eight inches of her long locks to Children With Hair Loss earlier this month in honor of her upcoming role as cancer patient (and awesome teen) Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars.
Did she have any second thoughts about the big change? “Hell no!” she said enthusiastically. “I want to go shorter but I don’t think I’m allowed to.”
Really? So how short are we talking? “I want to go short like Natalie Portman did in V for Vendetta. That would be so cool and liberating.”
Hmm, will believe it when I see it, but the shorter hair does suit her. Go, girl! Get your “liberation” on (I feel like that’s the word everyone uses every time they cut their hair).
August 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
The big screen adaptation of Divergent isn’t hitting theatres until March 2014, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start getting excited about it now. While a full trailer will be premiered during Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, a mini teaser trailer hit the Internet yesterday. And when I say “mini”, I do mean mini – it’s all over 13 seconds long, but it’s enough to whet your appetite and get you (or at least me) excited to see what’s coming next.
Here’s the thing: any move with Kate Winslet in it is automatically going to be at the top of my “to see” list. Shailene Woodley has also grown on me recently, and I can sort of see her as Tris – especially after watching this little video. Of course, the movie probably won’t be anything near as good as the book, which I read back when it first came out, but it’ll be its own thing and I’m sure totally watchable.
Will you see Divergent?
August 23, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Shailene Woodley has won the lead role of Hazel Grace Lancaster in the upcoming film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars and she’s decided to cut off her hair and donate it in preparation for the film. If you haven’t read the book and don’t know the story, Hazel is a cancer patient – and miraculously, the book isn’t as depressing as it might seem because of it.
Her hair will go to Children with Hair Loss, a charity that provides wigs for kids who have conditions that have caused them to lose their hair. No one asked Shailene to do this – it wasn’t a requirement for the role or anything – but it’s inspired plenty of other fans to join in the cause and also donate their own hair to those less fortunate. Pretty awesome.
Here’s a bit of what Shailene wrote about her decision on her tumblr page (click through to read the whole thing, as it’s long and worth a browse):
as some of you may know, i will be cutting my hair off this coming weekend in order to help morph my physical body into that of the incredible Hazel Grace Lancaster—-and i couldn’t be more amped. not only do i have the opportunity to externally shift my current establishment of self, but i have the blessed gift of donating my long locks to a wonderful organization who will then create a wig for someone in need. WHAT AN HONOR.
john green (author of T.F.I.O.S.), wyck godfrey (producer of the ?lm), and i all decided that this could be a beautiful opportunity to rally the troops of mankind and ask for some warriors to help contribute to the cause. any of you have 8 inches of hair to spare? or maybe know a friend or family member that does? if so, consider JOINING THE #hairforhazel TEAM! i’ve already got my mom committed, and possibly a few friends as well. i know the thought of chopping off part of your image is frightening, which is why i want to share with you my personal relationship with my hair (woah, that was a lot of “with’s” and “my’s”)
And here’s a little of what John Green himself added to the convo:
When Shailene told me about this, I immediately thought there might be people in nerdfighteria who want to join her. (We already have one convert joining in: Shailene’s mom!) So if you have eight or more inches of spare hair, consider donating it to Children with Hair Loss.
And if you do, let me know via the tags hairforhazel or itgrowsback, so I can put together some pictures/reblog your beautiful faces.
I want to be clear that this was entirely Shai’s idea. (I don’t even think the studio knows about it.) I hope if you’re able, you’ll consider joining Shai in donating. Thanks!
I’ve had my hair cut short before but I could never donate as it’s chemically treated, and I believe that’s a stipulation for most places. Either way, this is a really cool thing to do and really took her up a few notches in my book (because, you know, that’s totally what she’s doing it for).