Shailene Woodley: I’m Not a Pothead!
She’s received a fair amount of attention for doing things like eating clay and not washing her hair, but Shailene Woodley insists she’s not the typical hippie type.
In her Vanity Fair cover story, the “Divergent” dame explains that the public’s perception of her is definitely a little off.
Shailene shares, "I actually went on a hike the other day with somebody that I had just recently met, and we were talking, and he was like, 'So you smoke a lot of hash, smoke a lot of pot?' And I was like, 'What? No, actually.’”
“And he's like, 'No?' And I was like, 'No.' And he goes, 'That's so funny.’ He was in his 40s, and he was like, 'You know, back when I was growing up, like if you sort of had these alternative-lifestyle ways, it meant that you were a total pothead.’”
As for having millions of loyal followers, Woodley notes, "The whole fan thing is very strange to me, because I've never had anybody that I have gone crazy for, like whether it was an actor or a musician. And so it's a weird thing for me to relate to, especially the screaming sort of young fandom, the Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent world caters to.”
“So I kind of actually try to like actively remove myself from the situation. There's this idea that actors and that musicians or models or whatever are better than the fans, and the fans look up to them because they're an actor. People that I look up to in life are people who make a difference, and brave, strong women."
Furthermore, Shailene says she wishes angry moms would redirect their rage away from Miley Cyrus. "Miley isn't rude or mean or cruel to anyone in her actions. She just does herself. And regardless of whether you agree with what she's doing or not, it's none of your business what she does.”
"She's not in the world doing mean things. Why are all these parents or all these people freaking out about Miley being herself? If you don't want your kids to watch it, you know, you can change that situation at home, but don't make a big deal of what she's doing. Make a big deal about the bullies at school who are beating kids up."
Photo Credit: Miguel Reveriego for Vanity Fair