Shailene Woodley got Jennifer Lawrence’s OK to star in ‘Divergent’

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Jennifer Lawrence gave Shailene Woodley her blessing to take on the role of Tris in “Divergent.”

In any career, it’s best to find yourself a mentor when you’re just starting out – someone who’s been where you are and can advise you. However, if that career is “starring in a blockbuster trilogy based on bestselling books about a brave young girl thrust into a world of dystopian violence,” your mentorship options are limited. To, oh, one other person.

“Divergent” star Shailene Woodley didn’t let that stop her – she reached out to her young-adult-adaptation forebear, Jennifer Lawrence, before agreeing to star in “Divergent.” ”I asked Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Are you happy with your choice to take on The Hunger Games?’” Woodley revealed to Teen Vogue. “And she said she wouldn’t change it for the world. She told me, ‘There are some things—don’t make a sex tape, don’t do drugs, don’t do things in public—that you wouldn’t want other people judging you for. But this is the best decision you’ll ever make.’”

That kind of sounds like Shailene Woodley also asked Jennifer Lawrence for advice on whether to make a sex tape. I’m glad Jennifer said “Nope.” It sounds like Shailene has been very discreet, though: She says she’s never hooked up on set. After the shoot wrapped, though? That’s different. ”Well, that might have happened on something….” she said.


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