Shailene Woodley: I only need the sun

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley only needs “oxygen and sunlight” to survive.

The 22-year-old is fast becoming a huge Hollywood star, appearing in Divergent and teen cancer drama The Fault in Our Stars. Despite her growing fame, Shailene likes to keep things straightforward in her day-to-day life.

“My attitude is simple: why should I make my life, or anyone else’s, more difficult than it already is? All we really need is oxygen and sunlight. There’s enough of that, so everything is good,” she smiled to German magazine Joy.

Another one of the actress’ projects was The Descendants, in which George Clooney played her onscreen father. Despite rubbing shoulders with A-list, Shailene keeps her feet firmly on the ground.

“It’s totally irrelevant to me, what happens in showbusiness,” she shrugged. “My private life is very far removed from that now.”

One thing the star does worry about is the environment. She’s very health conscious and previously revealed she hadn’t eaten at McDonald’s since she was nine years old.

“I try to avoid using plastic bottles and don’t eat genetically engineered foods,” she revealed. “I also try to live in a very independent way; theoretically, I want to be able to survive alone in the wilderness, without solid walls or a refrigerator.”

In the Fault in Our Stars, Shailene plays cancer sufferer Hazel Grace Lancaster, who falls in love with a boy also battling the disease. She previously revealed she would be open to falling in love with anyone, based on their personality rather than their gender.

“Love doesn’t cause any problems. We could just do with a lot more of it!” she said.

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