Shailene Woodley sounds down-to-earth for a 21-year-old who is set to star in three films this year. The Secret Life of the American Teenager star says she never told her friends at school she was an actress.
In the August issue of Marie Claire – she reveals, “I don’t use [the word ‘celebrity’] to describe myself. In high school, a lot of my friends didn’t know I was an actor because I didn’t talk about it. They would come to school and be like, ‘Wait, were you on My Name is Earl last night?’ It was something I kept under wraps because I did it for myself and not for anybody else.”
Woodley shared what she would do if she wasn’t in the industry.
“To work with Ewan McGregor, Mélanie Laurent, or Mark Ruffalo would be pretty epic. f I didn’t have acting, I would be just as happy. I would probably be an herbalist, or maybe I would open a fruit stand on a Hawaiian island.”
She also said, “I struggle in real life trying to balance my natural connection to the earth and the somewhat materialistic side of the industry I am in. Anything over a certain amount of money freaks me out.”
Look out for her in upcoming movies The Spectacular Now, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.