Shailene Woodley has a reputation for being one of the more down-to-earth young actresses in Hollywood, and in a recent interview with Flaunt magazine she shows us why. The Descendents actress describes her “alternative” lifestyle in which she makes her own toothpaste and lotions, and even her own medicine.
“I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative,” she says. “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.”
The 21-year-old also talked to the magazine about one of her first roles: playing pregnant 15-year-old Amy Juergens for five seasons on the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager – and how she wasn’t so sad when it ended.
“I’m extremely grateful for it; it was a fantastic five years of my life, but towards the end, morally, the things that we were preaching on that show weren’t really aligned with my own integrity,” Shailene says. “So that was a bit hard to show up to work every day knowing that we were going to project all of these themes to thousands—millions—of young adults across the country, when in fact they weren’t what I would like to be sending out.”