It’s a confusing time for Shailene Woodley. The lead actress of last weekend’s No. 1 film Divergent stopped off in Vegas in the middle of her worldwide promotional tour to hock her next film, the adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel The Fault in Our Stars. And it’s easy for her two worlds to get garbled.
“I was just saying that Fault is about two kids with cancer who jump off buildings and run on trains,” she says with a laugh. “Wait, is that not right?”
Not quite. For the uninitiated, Woodley is transitioning from lead actress in a YA dystopian sci-fi adventure to lead actress in a YA romance about two teenagers with cancer. Just don’t call it a cancer movie.
“People ask me in interviews all the time, ‘How did it feel to play a cancer patient?’ I didn’t play a cancer patient. I played a girl who happened to be leading this life and happened to have ‘a touch of cancer,’” she says, in reference to a line from Green’s novel. “This book — and movie — they don’t victimize death, they empower life. That should be the tagline.” READ FULL STORY