The Divergent actress, who has definitely grown a huge crowd of fans for being so different from the usual young Hollywood stars, will definitely have a lot of people talking after admitting she doesn’t mind “dancing around with hairy armpits.”
Wait — what?
“I find myself living in two worlds sometimes — being this person who can walk a red carpet in a huge, fancy-ass ball gown, high heels and mountains of makeup, but also being the girl at a hippie festival in the middle of the forest with war paint on my face, dancing around with hairy armpits,” Shailene told the mag.
Wowza. A pretty bold thing to say in LaLa Land where everybody lives up to a certain standard where one can never be too thin, too rich or too beautiful.
The 22-year old goes on to stress about her worries on nature itself. One thing that really bothers her is that most of the time when she eats something, she doesn’t know where it comes from: “The fact that we are not allowed to know what’s in our food is huge.”
“For me, having my basic necessities covered and being able to take care of myself is reassuring. If the power goes out, I know how to make a fire and where a water source is and how to find my own food.”
Touching on another subject — gratefulness. Shailene explains that there isn’t a difference from staying in a fancy mansion to sleeping in somebody’s apartment. Sure, one may be more expensive but in the end, she expresses that one should be appreciative of their surroundings.
“Right now, we’re in this beautiful house in Malibu, and we just had an awesome photo shoot on the beach,” she said. “In the next moment, I might be spending the night on some random person’s couch, and that’s amazing, too. It’s about being present and surrendering to what’s in front of you.”
It really does seem like we’re starting to see more and more smart, young Hollywood stars use their platform for something better than to share raunchy stories and gush on how perfect they are.
Anyone else feel like Shailene’s personality reminds them of Jennifer Lawrence?