Shailene Woodley: Women should thank their bodies & ‘be pregnant with the world’

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley and her sunshine vadge continue the Divergent promotion nonstop. Here she is with Theo “The Next Leo” James at the premiere that Kaiser covered yesterday. I completely agree with Kaiser about Shailene’s fuggy fashion here. The dress is wayyy too mature for her, which could be why she decided to stick out her tongue all over the carpet. She wasn’t doing a full Miley, but Shailene was trying to “young up” the dress a little bit. Maybe?

We’re supposed to wonder whether or not Shailene and Theo are hitting it together. My instincts tell me they are completely platonic. She’s hugging on him in these photos, but she hugs everyone. Almost every interviewer mentions that she hugs them several times. Plus Shailene told Hollywood Reporter that Theo is “such a solid human” and “a rock among the waves.” Theo is totally Shailene’s bro.

I’m starting to grow a little fatigued by Shailene’s perpetual enthusiasm during this press tour. She’s lovely and amusing, but I have to wonder whether she sleeps. Wait, I know — she sleeps by dangling upside down from a tree like a sloth. See? It’s so easy to crack a joke. Here are some more assorted soundbites from the past day or so:

Shailene questions your bra-wearing habit: “I feel passionate about just shifting our paradigms and stirring things up. I’m wearing a bra now, not like a padded bra, a little sports thing, and I feel like it’s maybe important to start looking at things differently even if you don’t change the way that you do it. just look at it differently, just think about it differently, just question things that you never really questioned before. I think with that will come a lot of educated knowledge and a lot of curiosity and a lot of positive shift.”

What does she worry about? “Lots of things. I think, number one, the food that we eat. The water that we drink. The products we put on our faces. It sort of seems like everything nowadays is dictated by advertisements, which I’m not a fan of. There’s this big push to be skinny, be tall, have a small waist. It’s almost like we’re obsessed with our prepubescent selves, we’re obsessed with like this need to have everything be flawless and everything be thin and that’s just not, especially for women — I’m a fan of hips and I’m a fan of breasts and a fan of owning your body and not feeling self-conscious because you have some fat. That’s sexy. Fat is sexy, to an extent. Being unhealthy is not optimal but I think it’s important to start owning ourselves.”

Her ultimate beauty secret (beyond sunshine vadge): “Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”

Will she grow her hair back? “I keep saying, ‘I’m not going to cut it again. I’m going to grow it out. But then I cut it yesterday because I was like, ‘It’s getting bushy.’”

On being compared to Bella & Katniss: “It’s totally flattering just to be compared to characters like that. Also, I don’t personally know Kristen or Jen but they both seem like strong, confident women and so I’ll take a comparison. That’s a compliment, right?”

Is she really this whimsical? “I try and do me,” says Woodley, who hugged every reporter on the red carpet. “I do what makes me happy, I suppose. So if people relate to that, that’s awesome.”

[From Time, People, E! Online & Hollywood Reporter]

I guess Shailene decided to stop trashing Twilight if she now thinks it’s “flattering” to be compared to Bella Swan. Someone at Summit must have had a word with their star.

What is going on with that stuff about being “pregnant with the world“? I don’t even know what that means. She’s talking about body appreciation, but does Shailene actually get into the bath and imagine herself pregnant with every other woman in the world? With the beautiful weather and the body as host of the mind and heart, and ugh. She’s sweet, but I just have to laugh. Shailene is the crazy roommate who “borrows” your bed pillows to knit herself leg warmers and save the world. What she says makes no sense at a certain point.

I look forward to seeing what this weekend brings for possible Divergent success. The movie will likely recoup its budget and qualify for a sequel. Rotten Tomatoes has it sitting at a 27% rotten rating, but that didn’t stop Twilight from taking all of the money.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley

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  1. Tiffany says:

    First Kristen Stewart was sullen and ungrateful and now we have Shalene who is too happy and positive. Good lord, we are a fickle bunch here at Celebitchy.

  2. lovething says:

    Shes a good combination of batshit crazy and a sweet soul. I love her.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    Aside from the pregnant with the world tripe, this is one of her less annoying interviews, and I can respect her attitude about people’s reaction to her.

    But then I got to the picture with the tongue, and I just can’t with this girl.

  4. Shelby says:

    Hate the pic with her stupid tongue hanging out…WHY do people do this for photographs?

  5. BendyWindy says:

    I like her. And the more I read, the more I like her. There. I said it.

  6. Elisabeth says:

    She’s so deep i can’t even see her anymore

  7. Damaris says:

    I’m in love with Shailene. Her advice doesn’t come from a place of self-righteousness. She’s so cute and hippie-ish.

    And that comment she made about giving your vagina some Vitamin D is something I’m willing to try.

    • S says:

      I love her too. She’s adorable. She reminds me of my 21 year old cousin who went off to college and came back this super hippie who started only buying her clothes at vintage stores, growing her food in a garden behind her house and exploring different religions. She got into hooping by the river and knitting in her spare time. She became this tiny hippie-sprite and it was really neat to see her journey into finding herself and discovering things outside of the “norm” of where and how she grew up. When you have family and friends that embrace your weirdness, it stops being weird and just who she is. She’s just being herself.

      • Wiffie says:

        Ha, i’m reading your comment about your cousin and think,”that’s not hippy-dippy! I do all those things! just missing ‘has cloth diaper sewing business’ and it’s me! ….. Wait… Am I hippy dippy?!? but i’m on gossip blogs! I have a nail art only instagram! that counts, right?

      • Sarah says:

        Sigh, I see there’s no changing your mind on this, is there? And yes, I’m sure your little cousin was a hoot. Sometimes seeing someone younger go through this reminds us that we too can find wonder in the everyday. I love the part about the knitting (as I knit too and have since age 10) but what does hooping by the river mean?

      • ~Z~ says:

        Hoo Ha~ing by the river in the sun? :lol:

      • Lana says:

        @S, That’s adorable! I was like that in collage, and only grew out of it because I had too. (Real life and all that. ;) )
        @Sarah, I think she means Hula Hooping.

      • S says:

        Haha yes, hula hooping… She does tricks and dances with them. Makes her own hula hoops and then adds fire to some of them, and now is part of an actual performing group of “hoopers”. They’re all neat hobbies, and actually I share a lot of them! It was just funny watching the complete transformation from upbeat surfer girl, to the mellowed out, pot head, hula hooper, Buddhist who only shops at Goodwill and consignment shops and subsists on berries and kale… and for all I know also suns her hoo-ha! ;)

      • jaye says:

        I like Shailene. She’s adorable. I don’t care that she’s uber-crunchy, she seems sweet and well meaning. I don’t think this is schtick or a gimmick, she seems really sincere.

  8. Grant says:

    I can’t help but love her for being so out there. There’s no one else quite like her, that’s for sure!

  9. Lucy says:

    She’s amazing. Also, this may sound immature, but I’m so freaking pissed at all those film critics in RT. Divergent was beautifully done, Shailene is FANTASTIC in it, and it turned out to be one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I’ve seen. It can actually stand on it’s own. Most of those reviews are ridiculous and it’s easy to tell they didn’t bother with trying to learn at least a thing or two about the story (let alone the author’s name). Looks like comparing it to every other movie adaptation under the sun will never get old, huh?

  10. PattyPyro says:

    She is young with an enthusiasm and outspokenness that can at times border on embarassing, but she has talent and i will take her over her twerking, molly-popping, segway-riding peers any day.

  11. Chinoiserie says:

    She is rather tiresome. If I had a friend like her in school I probably would be zoning out most of what she says. I know some people who think like her, and I understand that she is giving interviews where she is supposed to talk about herself, but I do think she overshares a bit. If she continues like this and the movie gets sequels people will think she is complely obnoxious when the third one comes out.

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    This is insane of me and defies all logic, but she has worn me down and I’m actually starting to like her. I mean, I think she’s full of it a lot of the time, but I don’t know, she’s sort of that crazy little sister who’s always breaking your dolls but means well so you just put up with it.

  13. ~Z~ says:

    Her ultimate beauty secret (beyond sunshine vadge): “Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”

    So much bullsh*t.

  14. Patricia says:

    OK the bra thing: I would totally go braless but it’s uncomfortable. I have a full C cup and large nipples and when I’m not wearing a bra I hate the feeling of bumping into things. Sounds silly but I bump my nips into a lot of things lol. Also it’s just uncomfortable to not have the support of at least a sports bra.
    So even though I was raised by hippies I’ll never be a “true” hippie boohooo because I wear a bra at all times except when sleeping :P

  15. Nance says:

    Nothing she could say would made me watch THIS movie.

  16. Debb says:

    She is the female equivalent of Emile Hersch.
    Please. Shut. Your. Mouth.

  17. magpie says:

    They are so not hitting hit.

  18. AlmondJoy says:

    Hmmm so I’m guessing Shailene posts will be an every day thing now… I thinks she’s a cool and quirky kid, I have no problem with her 😊So many horrible celebs we can bag on lol can’t see myself getting worked up over the words of someone my nephew’s age 😉

  19. Marianne says:

    Can you please stop posting about Shailene for awhile? I can only take so much.

  20. Abby says:

    Wasn’t she just hamming up her friendship with Jen last week???

    “I asked Jennifer Lawrence, ‘Are you happy with your choice to take on The Hunger Games?’ 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.’”

    Does she really know her? Did this convo go down during one of her acid trips? pathological? forgetful?

  21. Talie says:

    I think she’s harmless and entertaining — I just hope people don’t take her advice too seriously. Some of the things she advocates for need a bit more research.

  22. HHazel says:

    I think she is just trying SO HARD to be different and I liked her more when she wasn’t being so… whatever this is.

    Ugh I didn’t understand why her and Theo were going the twilight route, should have known the critics didn’t like the film and now they need the fangirling fangirls to get invested. SHEO FOREVER!!!!!!

  23. Kelly says:

    ” like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love”


    Easy on the drugs there, darling.

  24. Jessica says:

    Shailene, get me the fuck out of your womb.

    What does that even mean? Be pregnant with the world, hold all the world’s women in your womb? WTF?

  25. Karen says:

    So harsh, geez.

    Awe, I think she’s a genuinely sweet girl. I don’t think she’s trying hard to be “different” at all – I definitely think this is who she is and can’t hide it.

  26. Nymeria says:

    Quite a few women are unkind and / or shallow; why would I want to commune with them in any way, shape, or form?

    What if I’m a philanthrope who’s had a hysterectomy? Does that negate the mental exercise Woodley prescribes?

    Can Woodley spell “logic”? I’m assuming the answer is a resounding “No,” as first she herped and then she derped.

  27. Sarah says:

    Starting to really see why she was cut from the Spiderman 2 movie. I don’t see Emma Stone getting along with this insufferable twit at all.

  28. Hannah says:

    This girl makes me laugh. She’s very faddish. Also, her hair looks greasy so maybe she is someone who needs to shampoo more often.

  29. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Already sick to death of this girl. I thought only a Lohan could make me want to hit a virtual stranger in the face with my shoe, but no…lil miss Shailene here has done it, too!

  30. andypandy says:

    Someone trying way too hard to be the next J-Law

  31. angie says:

    so sick of this girl
    she is way too overexposed and she isn’t even that talented
    she ain’t nothing special and divergent seem like a horrible movie

  32. Aslaugh says:

    She is absolutely NUTS and I can’t wait for her advice on breastfeeding until the child is 9 years of age..

  33. amanda says:

    I find her entertaining. She’s pretty crunchy, but at least she’s not your usual vapid starlet type. I like that she’s saying nutty hippie stuff to reporters. It’s kind of fun. At the very least, it’s something different.

  34. Alright then says:

    This girl is 2 loonies and a toonie. Just. Stop. Talking.

  35. corn on the cob says:

    I’m pregnant with taco bell. And when I get into the bathtub, I’m grateful that my hairs didn’t plug up my bathtub.

  36. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She looks like a perfect mix of Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence.

  37. JaneS says:

    Cute but unoriginal shtick.

    It’s designed to elicit a ‘Oh I have a friend who is JUST like that and she’s adorb’ or for the more self-obsessed ‘Oh I am JUST like that’ reaction which makes people think she is just like them. It’s supposed to make her more ‘relatable’ so women will go watch her films thinking they are supporting a kindred spirit.

    2014′s JLaw. Yeah, seen it before and it wasn’t original then. They’re all variations – IMO – of the master, Lucille Ball, who pioneered this persona.

  38. cerebralmind says:

    @Nymeria – I don’t associate with those type of females either. I can see them a mile away, and it’s more than a “few”. This young lady is harmless to me. I think she’s adorable. I was hippy-dippy at 16. I get it. She’s young. She’ll probably be into something else a year from now. I was always trying something new at that age (and I still do just not as frequently…it was like every week back then). My mom hated when I went through my vegan phase. She also hated when I got my eyebrow pierced and had burgandy streaks in my hair (and hated me smoking cigarettes and weed), but she and my dad allowed me to express myself (I love them for that). @ S – I get your cousin. I’ve been there.

  39. Ash says:

    Every time this girl speaks I have to facepalm. Like, just hearing the words that come out of her mouth, I get the worst case of secondhand embarrassment. She’s a pro at spewing bullsh!t and is climbing to the top of my “most obnoxious” list. Sorry not sorry, this girl is a fool.

  40. Ash says:

    Omg and put that tongue away!!!!!! Stop before you become like miley Cyrus! I don’t even like Shailene much but good lord I would wish that on anyone. There’s no one more gross than Cyrus, I’ll keep listening to your hippie bullshit all you want but please…no more tongue pictures girl.

  41. drea says:

    Well, at least her tongue looks healthy and, unlike Miley’s, does not seem to require the twice-daily use of a tongue scraper.

  42. I'm With The Band says:

    Ugh. This is the second interview with her that I’ve read and I’ve now decided – no. Just no. She’s so fecking annoying and I won’t be clicking in any links about her again.

  43. Myfoley says:

    I am 40 wks pregnant right now. Pretty sure I AM pregnant with the world. Girl, you have obviously never been pregnant before bc at this stage of the game, it suuuuucks!

  44. Mrs Odie says:

    She reminds me of an exuberant little puppy and I like it.

  45. MisJes says:

    This chick. What is she smoking, and where can I get some?

  46. goodwolfe21 says:

    I think Shailene and the TPTB are pushing way too hard to make her the “next big thing”. Until very recently, most people weren’t even familiar with who she was. Lately there’s been sort of a publicity overload with numerous interviews and talk of the big movies she’s in which is supposed to impress us. I don’t feel this girl has 1/10 of the natural charisma and attractiveness, or any of the luck and timing of Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer is a very good actress, but she has also either fallen into or chosen the perfect roles for herself, and at just the right time. I also think Kristen Stewart will be just fine. Despite her awkwardness, she is talented, and comes across as real & genuine, which will definitely benefit her in the long run. She’s never glib with just the right thing and/or something cute to say, and we can appreciate her for that. As for others still waiting in the wings for their big break; Mia Wasikowska and Saoirse Ronan are among several others that are all more deserving.

  47. Emily C. says:

    I don’t want to be in her womb ;_;

    A little of her goes a loooong way. She seriously needs to go to college. I think she’s a very curious person who wants to learn, but all she has in Hollywood is this New Agey hippie dippie junk. And she’s thoroughly condescending, which does not help.

  48. Shailene is Nuts says:

    “…close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”

    What. The. Actual. F—.