Shailene Woodley is called the "it-girl," and with good reason! We saw her star in the action movie "Divergent," and now she is taking a more serious turn as Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars." She spoke to E! News at the NYC premiere about the nature of this film and dealing with life in the spotlight.
In case you didn't know, "The Fault in Our Stars" is based on the John Green novel. Hazel is a 17-year old with cancer who falls in love with amputee and former basketball player Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort).
"The subject matter is tough but it's real right? Cancer's a reality. One in three people in America have cancer. That's a pretty intense statistic to grapple with," Woodley stated.
"But also, it's a cancer movie that's not about cancer. It's about falling in love for the first time, and the trials and the tribulations and the beauty and the grief and the excitement of those feelings that everyone can relate to, whether you're in your eighties or whether you're 14 and haven't fall in love yet."
Woodley also spoke about labels in Hollywood, which she feels strongly about. The "Divergent" star recently opened up about being compared to Jennifer Lawrence.
"As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-workers, to the images in a magazine," she tells New York Magazine. "How is the world going to advance if we're always comparing ourselves to others?"
The actress continued, "I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she's everyone's favorite person to compare me to. Is it because we both have short hair and a vagina? I see us as separate individuals. And that's important. As women, our insecurities are based on all these comparisons. And that creates distress."
She is so down to earth! Are you excited to see "The Fault in Our Stars?" Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.