Shailene Woodley Promotes ‘The Spectacular Now’ & ‘Divergent’

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Shailene Woodley has found there is life after The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The final season premieres on ABC Family on March 18 with Shailene’s character Amy continuing to plan her wedding to Ricky.

Currently Shailene is promoting The Spectacular Now – a coming of age film about what comes after high school. It received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.

She shared a photo on Friday (January 18) and Tweeted: “yay team spectacular now!!! :))). #family #team #ohyeahbam!”

The 21-year-old also recently spoke to MTV about her latest project Divergent – which is slated for release in March 2014.

Woodley said, “I read the book, and I thought it was really—my whole thing, to be honest, is I never wanted to do big films. I’ve been acting for 16 years, and it was never something that I wanted to do, to be in a big blockbuster film, especially one that was similar to ‘Hunger Games’ or ‘Twilight.’ You know, one that had a huge pre-existing fan base and one that would carry on for multiple years.”

However that all changed once she read Veronica Roth’s young-adult novel.

“After I read the book, I was really profoundly moved, and it’s really metaphorical for things that are going on today, specifically things that I’m passionate about and things that I want to make public and things that I want to educate people on. So I think it’s a really great platform, not only artistically but also from a human level just to expose these kind of messy, nasty things that are going on in our country.”

She explained, “In ‘Divergent,’ people are injected with this serum and then controlled by it, and I think that it’s really funny that right now we’re starting to chip our dogs and chip our babies,” she said. “That’s just a small example. I could go on for hours. There’s also mind control that kind of gets dealt with in ‘Divergent.’ That’s going on today and nobody knows about that.”

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