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Shailene Woodley Details Her First Kiss for 'Marie Claire'!

Shailene Woodley Details Her First Kiss for 'Marie Claire'!

Shailene Woodley is looking super hot in a skin tight outfit on the cover of Marie Claire‘s April 2014 issue, on newsstands March 25.

Here is what the 22-year-old Divergent actress had to share with the mag:

On her first kiss: “I was the latest bloomer there ever was. I was still playing with Barbies at 14 and didn’t have my first kiss until 15-and-a-half. He had big, beautiful lips, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with those.’”

On being single: “I just haven’t met anyone where I was like, ‘Wow I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.’ I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever.”

On teenagers at the forefront of entertainment culture: “I think there’s this big rise right now in giving teenagers the worth they have. For so long they were – and still are – depicted in movies and TV shows as codependent whiners or rich, beautiful, diamond-clad daughters or dumb cheerleader types. But teenagers are so smart. I was probably smarter as a 16-year-old than I am today. There is a zest for life that you have at that age that is so beautiful.”

On no longer being self-conscious: “My whole life I’ve been so self-conscious about being skinny. And just recently I don’t care anymore. All insecurities are projected because of what you think others are saying about you, but they don’t really matter at all. My only real insecurities in high school were having such long legs and thick hair – things I’m so very grateful for now.”

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Photos: Marie Claire/Jan Welters
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  • Streep

    She was 15 1/2 that’s great to hear. I don’t know why girls have pressure to have their first kiss/sexual experience so young in western society.
    And I like that she was working at American Eagle like other teenagers even after having a hit TV show. She said she wanted to do what other teens her age were doing. She said she was scared to tell her manager she was going to leave to film The Descendants with George Clooney. Humble.

  • alison

    I finally watched The Spectacular Now. What a fantastic performance. One of the best of the year. She’s got a great future. Waiting for Divergent.

  • Gina

    Such a refreshing change from other trashy girls her age like Miley and Selena. She’s smart and grounded.
    On a side note, the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars brought me to tears. She’s perfect for Hazel.

  • Josephine

    There are people who are +25 and have never been kissed and she makes it sound like 15 1/2 was so incredibly late. Is that true in the USA? Where I live 15 years old is still very young for anything other than hand holding.

  • Cathy

    well it is considered late by American standards. Most girls lose their virginity around ages 16/17/18 here. I myself grew up in America but in an Asian household. So what I saw in school was different from what I was taught at home. She isn’t wrong in saying that.

  • Bill

    Shailene is so intelligent and mature for her age! She and Jennifer Lawrence are the best women who have appeared in Hollywood in the last years. Girls should look up to them.

  • Fercat

    Wow, she really does sound like Anne Hathaway. But without the resume.

  • Karen from Mean Girls


    You insult everyone who isn’t Amanda Seyfried. Shailene’s been around half the time and is already way more famous than her. While your girl is busy talking about her flop movie with Megan Fox five years later, Shailene is snatching up all the coveted roles. She doesn’t need to discuss sex every 2 seconds like Amanda to stay relevant.

  • DanaJ

    it’s “late” to first kiss at 15??
    What’s the metter with this girl?

  • beyonce

    It is late by American standards where most girls have their first kiss at 12 or 13 and sex for the first time by 17. That’s not normal in other countries but it is here. Girls just have more pressure here to do things by a certain age.

  • Fercat

    #8 Don’t kid yourself, you can’t even make up your mind on who you are. Is ‘Shailene’ not good enough ferya. Aside from these here parts, S. Woodley barely registers. Just a ton of bots working overtime for the marketing shills. I wouldn’t mind her if they weren’t shoving her in our faces all the time.

    If she were really that awesome, they would have kept her in TASM2. She’s good but not that good.

  • Living in a box

    @Karen from Mean Girls: Dude don’t talk bad about my Amanda, she is really cool person. She have better filmography than Shailene. Les Miserable, Mamma Mia,Dear John, she working with Meryl Streep, Liam Nesson, Hugh Jackman,Russel Crowe.

  • Karen from Mean Girls

    Ok sure her pr is working overtime. In her 3 year film career Shailene has a nomination for a Golden Globe, SAG, and 2 Independent Spirit Award nominations. Even Cate Blanchett mentioned Shailene in her acceptance speech 2 weeks ago. She won the Special Jury Award for Acting in 2013 for The Spectacular Now.
    While your girl talks about making out with the irrelevant Megan Fox 5 years later. What award does Amanda have? oh yeah a nomination for Best Scared As Shit performance at the MTV Movie Awards. Only that in a decade long career.
    And they took Mary Jane Watson out of TASM2 not Shailene. They didn’t replace her. She still has a contract with Sony for it. Unless Divergent is a huge hit and she can’t do TASM2 because she has to do Insurgent, she’s still part of TASM3. Plus the entire team of TASM2 have only praised her constantly.

  • Crown of Dumb

    Thank god we finally have a smart girl to look up to. Miley Cyrus: please kill yourself. sincerely, culture and humanity.

  • Fercat

    #13 Awards mean little now. It’s all about the big backers of which celebs they want to make money on. And then there’s the self aggrandizing campaigns. Lucrative franchises is where it’s all at.

    But it’s not about the easy victories. It’s staying power and getting back up after every fall. People respect resilience.

    Of course the TASM people would say that, they need the job. If Divergent under performs, you’ll know what they really think.

  • Paola


  • Tyla

    “I was the latest bloomer there ever was.” Really?

  • Cate

    15 and a half for a first kiss is and she is “the latest bloomer there ever was” Seriously? What a sad message for girls and indicative of the pressures put on them these days.

  • niras

    I don’t remember her this skinny. not even in the movie previews she looks so skinny.

  • Warren

    I’d like to lick under her arms

  • mia

    Jeez, people. The cover is obviously photoshopped and magazines change some of the stuff that actors say in their interviews. Stop judging celebrities, the media portrays them as it wants, not as how they really are.

  • n

    annoying and fake.. at least Miley is true, and way more beautiful..inside and out