Shailene Woodley is 22 years old. Jennifer Lawrence is 23.
Both star in major film franchises based on Young Adult novels and both are known for dropping memorable, headline-making quotes while promoting their movies.
But Woodley doesn't understand why people compare the actresses.
"I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she’s everyone’s favorite person to compare me to," The Fault in Our Stars star says to New York Magazine. "Is it because we both have short hair and a vagina? I see us as separate individuals. And that’s important."
Woodley is actually making a far grander point here than anything having to do with her or J. Law.
"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. How is the world going to advance if we’re always comparing ourselves to others?" she asks.
"As women, our insecurities are based on all these comparisons. And that creates distress."
The second I wake up, I scream very loudly [sings to the tune of "Good Morning" from Singin' in the Rain], "Good morning! Good morning!" And then I scream out, "Exciting day! Exciting day!" I feel like it completely sets the mood for the whole day.
I like to give my vagina a little vitamin D,
Some movies have made me laugh, but I've never thought, 'Wow, if it weren't for that movie, I'd be a different person.' Except Pocahontas.
You can do something called âoil pullingâ where you swish coconut or sesame oil in your mouth when you wake up and spit it out. Itâs amazing! It really makes your teeth whiter, because the plaque on your teeth is not water soluble, itâs fat-soluble. So the lipids have to dissolve in fats, which is why oil works in your mouth.
If I wasn't an actress, I'd probably do something with food. Finding seeds, planting seeds, watching them grow, harvesting the fruits, cooking the fruits, eating them, seeing how my body reacts, and even digesting.
Shailene Woodley: the way in which our epidermis heals itself leaves me humbled and amazed. cells working their magic and re-weaving the web of skin :))))))))
Teenagers are so smart. I was probably smarter as a 16-year-old than I am today.
The world Aloha, if you break it down, means breath and spirit, so when Hawaiians say Aloha, they are not only saying hello or goodbye. They are saying, 'I am seeing your spirit, and I am giving you mine.'
Most people have never heard of clay, or spring water, or chlorophyll, which shocks me because that's what I revolve my life around, but then it shocks them that I know nothing about a big designer, or director, or producer.
I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver.
It's amazing what our inner children, our previous selves, can teach us about our present-day lives.
I make my own medicines; I donât get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. Itâs an entire lifestyle. Itâs appealing to my soul.
gaia. aloha. rewilding. sacralizing the feminine. gratitude.
Shailene is also generating buzz for going totally naked for a sex scene in White Bird in a Blizzard.
But she tells the publication that she doesn't understand all the fuss.
"Everyone was freaked out because I’m nude, but in real life, when I have sex, I’m naked. I don’t have a bra on, and I don’t usually have panties on. So let’s make a real movie! Let’s bring truth to the scene!"
Makes sense to us. (Note to Kate Upton: we're still waiting on your nude sex scene.)