You can’t re­ally con­trol what other peo­ple say or do when it comes to You”

WKND - - Hollywood All Grown Up - 3 march 2017

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

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