After landing lead roles in the blockbuster movies Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene Woodley is definitely Hollywood's latest It Girl. The actress hasn't been able to adjust to her new fame, however. In a recent interview she opened up about how hard it is for her to handle the concept of having fans.
“The whole fan thing is very strange to me, because I’ve never had anybody that I have gone crazy for, like whether it was an actor or a musician," she explained. "And so it’s a weird thing for me to relate to, especially the screaming sort of young fandom, the Twilight, Hunger Games, Divergent world caters to. So I kind of actually try to like actively remove myself from the situation."
Shailene also spoke about how she finds it difficult to talk with fans because they're too busy being super excited when they meet her!
"I’ve met people where I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m Shai,' and they can’t even see me because they’re screaming, and I’m making eye contact with them, but they’re not there. And that, to me, is weird," she said. "So I don’t know how quite to do that except remove myself from the situation and live my life, and if that inspires people, then I guess that’s what a role model is."
Looks like she just wants to chat with fans! Now we know if we ever run into Shai on the street, we'll keep our cool and just say Hi. We'll fangirl after she walks away!
What do you think about Shailene's comments? Do you think she'll ever get used to all the attention she's getting? Sound off in the comments!