Shailene Woodley was solely 5 years outdated when she caught the appearing bug. By age 7, the film star had already discovered what she wished her profession to feel and look like. Although the then-child actor liked working on commercials and auditioning, she had completely little interest in being well-known. The truth is, she vowed to stop appearing completley as soon as she turned too recognizable.
Shailene Woodley struggles with the concept of being well-known
Woodley has been candid about the truth that she’ll by no means consider herself as well-known. Regardless of her spectacular resume, the Adrift actor has discovered a approach to lead a fairly regular life. However with 4.8 million followers on Instagram alone, it’s clear that the California native has some superstar standing, even when she’s intent on resisting it.
‘The O.C.’ alum made a promise about her appearing profession at a very younger age
In an interview with NET-A-PORTER, Woodley defined that her disinterest within the extra glamorous facets of her profession began at a younger age. “When I was seven, I said, ‘The day I’m on the cover of a magazine, I’m going to quit,’ because I never wanted this industry to get in the way of my life.”
After all, Woodley didn’t adhere to the promise she made as a child. All through the course of her profession, she’s graced many a journal cowl. However whereas she didn’t stop appearing, she did handle to distance herself from a lot of superstar facets of her profession. This was very true when she was in her late teen to early 20s. In accordance to the Divergent alum, the very thought of fame overwhelmed her.
Why Woodley distanced herself from components of her profession
“The idea of magazines, press lines, red carpets and fashion, all of that was so overwhelming that I stayed away from it all,” Woodley revealed. “I can’t half-ass anything, so when it came to me having to look a certain way or speak a certain way for this image I was meant to create, it turned me off. When I wasn’t filming, I would work on a farm somewhere because that’s what I could hold onto that felt real.”
Persevering with on, Woodley shared that she typically felt pressured to adhere to a very particular picture. This disinterest in portraying somebody she was not additionally contributed to her avoiding occasions, journal covers, pink carpets, and the like.
‘The Fallout’ actor felt pressured to look a sure approach earlier on in her profession
“In high school, I would shop at thrift stores to put together weird outfits,” Woodley remembered. “When I did The Descendants, I had studios saying, ‘You need to dress more cosmopolitan,’ which is such a funny word to use for an 18-year-old. I let go of so much of my desire to be creative in that space because I didn’t want to be a mannequin for someone to dress up and throw on a red carpet. We often see a pattern with young women in this industry: they lose a bit of weight after they become successful, their hair changes, or their skin becomes clear. There’s a lot that goes into the behind the scenes that, if that’s not your thing, can itch at your soul.”
Whereas Woodley did take into account quitting appearing at a sure level, she finally liked it an excessive amount of to give it up. Thankfully, the Endings, Beginnings actor has discovered a approach to navigate her profession in a approach that feels genuine. Whether or not it’s displaying up on the pink carpet utilizing veggies as make-up or taking management of her narrative, it looks like the actor has issues discovered for herself.