You can’t really control what other people say or do when it comes to You”
the American Teenager ( 2008- 2013) when she was cast as the outspoken daughter of a troubled father ( Clooney) in The Descendants ( 2011) and earned raves for her performance.
She achieved international stardom playing the tough Tris in Divergent and its two sequels, then scored another hit as the cancer- stricken Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars ( 2014).
Her future will not include the final installment in the Divergent series, however. Af t e r t he b o x - o f f i c e disappointment of Allegiant ( 2016), the last chapter will be made as a television movie. Stars Woodley and Miles Teller both have opted out.
“No, I’m not going to be on the television show,” she said.
Woodley won’t be short of things to do, though — she has a slew of other projects in the works.
“I feel like I’m always working, which is good,” she said.
She also believes in fighting for causes that move her, including getting arrested for criminal trespass while protesting the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
“I don’t like to say that I’m fighting against things,” she said. “I fight for things. I fight for social justice and human rights. Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, all of those things find themselves with labels like feminism or environmentalism.”
Otherwise, Woodley tries to live a quiet life when she’s not working. One of her cardinal rules: Don’t read about herself on the internet.
“You can’t really control what other people say or do when it comes to y o u, ” s he e x pl a i ned. To many, especially younger gi r l s , s he i s something of a role model. It’s not a status that she cares to embrace.
“I think we’re all really messy people and we all make mistakes and have to learn,” Woodley said. “If I could tell younger people one thing, it is to listen to their gut. When I meet someone and my gut tells me not to trust them, it’s not necessarily that I don’t trust them— it’s just that I trust my gut more.”
— The New York Times Syndicate