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Shailene Woodley: I Don't Pay Attention to Fame & Fortune

Shailene Woodley: I Don't Pay Attention to Fame & Fortune

Shailene Woodley strikes a pose wearing roller skates on the cover of Asos Magazine‘s June issue.

Here’s what the 20-year-old actress had to share:

On fame and fortune: “I don’t pay any attention to all of that stuff. I never have. I know nothing about the industry, nothing about the ‘business’ and I intend to always be that way. There are more options coming in for me [since The Descendants], but that really doesn’t affect me, because I will never do a movie I’m not passionate about. I’d rather be in a two-minute scene in a phenomenal Meryl Streep movie than the lead of an action-hero film.”

On her penchant for dark roles: “Movies are where my heart is at. I love dark roles – roles that appear scary. Not in a horror film way, but like Black Swan or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Films that take the audience on an emotional journey. And I would love to play Patti Smith in a film one day – I’m re-reading her autobiography, I’m obsessed with it.”

On criticism of her Valentino Oscars dress: “A lot of people didn’t like it. They were like, ‘she’s 20, she’s covering herself up, why is she doing that?’ But to me it felt classy and elegant and that’s what I think of when I think of the Oscars. It felt simple and elegant and it still represented who I am. Most of my clothes come through friends – this cardigan is two years old and these jeans are my friend’s boyfriend’s.”

On what the future holds: “I’m excited to become a badass archer. I want to be able to shoot a small pen dot on the wall, 20 feet away. I want to be like [The Hunger Games’] Katniss.”

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Credit: Jason Nocito; Photos: Asos Magazine
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21 Comments

# 1

She wears her friend’s boyfriend’s jeans?

# 2

ugh didnt she just say she wants to be a thespian and then she goes on to contradict herself?? i want to be katniss??

# 3
love you shailene but @ 05/01/2012 at 8:46 pm

get off your high horse

# 4

why does she always do these interviews and end up sounding so annoying?!? doesnt her publicist read them over first?

if not her publicist should teach her what to say before she becomes unlikeable. she used to be so much fun when she was just on secret life of the american teenager but now because of the descendants she thinks she is a REAL artist and tries to be all deep. FAIL.

# 5

also why is she wearing sunglasses in every picture? it defeats the purpose being on a magazine cover

# 6

Has she seen The Secret Life of the American Teenager? Girl that show is horrible and you are the star! One George Clooney movie and she thinks she is the new it girl. I am sure she could do good work, but she should not be so snobby!!

# 7

“I will never do a movie I’m not passionate about. I’d rather be in a two-minute scene in a phenomenal Meryl Streep movie than the lead of an action-hero film”…….Is she frickin serious? She’s on the one of the crappiest /boring shows on television

# 8

this girl is annoying and such a bad actress. Everyone thinks she’s good because she was in a movie with George Clooney but there was nothing to award there!

# 9

lol she thinks she could pull of a role the way Natalia Portman did and Rooney Mara did… let me laugh for a second before continuing AHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA

Get back to your ****** tv show and stay there.

Am I the only one who was totally underwhelmed by her performance in The Descendants? Everyone was going on about it like she was God’s Gift, but honestly I thought she was average at best. And that “crying under the water” scene wasn’t artistic, it was just stupid.

i thought she was good in the descendants but i don’t think she should try to be exclusively in “artistic” or indie films. Natalie Portman from black swan played the love interest in Thor – an action film.

the way she talks she comes off as a snob

Lana Del Rey?

Johnny cracked corn @ 05/01/2012 at 10:22 pm

@: she was talking abuot archery not acting

She used to be sooooo pretty in secret life of the american teenager (i was insanely jealous of how beautiful she was and didnt have to wear a lot makeup) but now she looks like this? Ouch she isnt aging well at all

dont become alicia @ 05/01/2012 at 10:30 pm

It seems as though she will become like Alicia Silverstone, somebody who could have had a good career but threw it away for their faux-hipster save-the-Earth humans-are-bad beliefs. How much do you wanna bet 10 years from now we’ll see a picture of her spitting food into her kid’s mouth or something super weird and hipster like that. Oh well eventually she won’t get roles and her agent will drop her (wonder how he likes that action movie comment) and she’ll end up washed up and bitter while her Secret Life cast mates are actually getting parts because they aren’t pretentious little fu*ks. Let’s see if her “friend” George Clooney can help her then.

To all the critics – - she’s 20 years old give her a break.

I’ve seen her act on the Secret Life. That show sucks and her acting in it does too.

kingkayski @ 05/02/2012 at 12:02 am

She talks way too much out of her ass!!

barron797 @ 05/02/2012 at 2:55 am

She’s young and naive. Let’s hear if she’s singing the same song in 10 years when she needs money to pay bills, make a living and wants to be famous and rich.

I only read the start of her not caring about “fame and fortune” and had to stop right there. Sure you don’t honey, that is why you are posing and giving interviews. She just wants to sound hip and cool, but comes off as a stupid b*tch. She should go act at small theater groups if she doesn’t care about fame and fortune.

catherine @ 05/02/2012 at 6:02 pm

andrew garfield’s long lost twin sister?

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