Shailene Woodley Says She Is Done With Young Adult Movies
Actress Shailene Woodley has been hailed as the hottest new star in Hollywood with her high-profile roles in the Divergent series and the upcoming adaptation of the young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars, as well as the refreshingly candid perspective she lends to interviews, all things that have garnered the actress comparisons to Jennifer Lawrence.
The two roles that have helped propel Woodley’s quick rise to fame are both adaptations of highly popular but very different young adult novels. The Divergent series is set in a dystopian future in which the book’s heroine, Tris, discovers that she doesn’t fit in to the society’s set factions that organize it. The Fault in Our Stars is about an unconventional teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls in love with a boy she meets at a cancer support group. Both books have strong young adult fan bases that guarantee the films’ decent performance at the box office.
The first installment in the Divergent series was released in March. The movie received lackluster reviews, as critics felt it was just too similar to The Hunger Games franchise, but Woodley’s performance as Tris was praised. Three more sequels are on the horizon, as the entire series of books is set to be adapted, which makes Woodley’s comments about being finished with making young adult movies a bit confusing. She is currently filming Insurgent, which is set to be released next year, and is signed on for Allegiant: Part 1 and Allegiant: Part 2 in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Those sequels are the only projects set in stone for the actress at the moment.
Woodley may be 22 years old and consider herself past the age to play teenage characters, but the next several years for her will be spent doing just that as she finishes out her commitments in her role as Tris.
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