Shailene Woodley is saying what we’ve all been thinking (and saying) for some time now — the Twilight book and film series suck. Specifically about their suckage, is that they depict unhealthy and “toxic” relationships. At least that’s what she told Teen Vogue. From Contact Music:
‘Twilight’, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.
Girl, word. Ms. Woodley has Divergent coming out soon that hopefully depicts a strong, female character, which we really don’t see enough of.
Shailene Woodley is the new Jennifer Lawrence, it seems, so to ensure we get super sick of her really quickly, prepare to be bombarded with interviews in every major magazine and on every TV show possible. Of course, Divergent isn’t out until later this month, so she does have a long while to ride the wave, but you know what I mean.
In any case, after “admitting” the other day that she is “open” to falling in love with a woman, she’s following it up by being ~controversial~ and saying that she’s hooked up with fellow actors after they’ve finishing filming a scene. Oooh, how edgy! Who with? When? What movie? WE ALL WANT TO KNOW! (Except not at all.)
Funny enough, the 22-year-old actress’ movies since then have all been about romance and relationships.
“That’s crazy! I never thought about that,” Woodley says in the April issue of Teen Vogue. “I haven’t had time to think about a relationship! I literally have not had a boyfriend in almost five years. I’ve never even hooked up with anybody I’ve worked on a movie with.”
But the same couldn’t be said for hooking up with a costar AFTER filming. “Well, that might have happened on something…” Woodley confessed with a laugh.
Well, okay. I dunno – like I said, I am coming around to Shailene, but not THAT much. This shit is not interesting. NEXT!
At this point, we’re going to have seen the entire film of Divergent before it even makes it to theatres with the number of “clips” they’ve been releasing prior to its release. It looks great, I have to admit – and it certainly helps that Ellie Goulding is featured strongly through an otherwise still pretty great soundtrack (music sets the mood, okay?!), too.
In the first clip, we get to see a bit of Kate Winslet as Erudite leader Jeanine Matthews, and it’s kinda bugging me out. It’s so odd to see her play a role like this, but somehow it works. I’m also coming around to Shailene Woodley in general, which is helpful considering she’s the star of this franchise, I suppose…
The second clip shows us some interaction with Tris and Four, which no doubt will be spun into some incredible love story that overtakes the entire message of the series, which is really more about Tris’ bravery and this fucked up world they live in, but you know how movies go.
I’m looking forward to seeing the full thing, I must admit. It’ll be out on March 21.
I really wasn’t sure for a while how I was going to feel about the upcoming Divergent movie, but I’m coming around to it – and its star Shailene Woodley – more and more as the days go by. This thing is gonna be good, and if this clip is anything to go by, it’ll be way steamier in the romance department than its counterpart dystopian movies.
What do those of you who know about the Divergent series think of the clip? Who’s going to see the movie when it comes out?
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.
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.
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.