Shailene Woodley makes her own cheese.
The 21-year-old actress is openly spiritual and frequently endorses environmental issues and causes on her Twitter account.
Shailene lives a very different life to other celebrities, and listed some of the unusual things she does as part of her every day existence.
“I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils,” she laughed to the latest edition of Flaunt magazine. “I could go on for hours. I make my own medicines; I don’t get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It’s an entire lifestyle. It’s appealing to my soul.”
Shailene will be starring as Beatrice Prior in the upcoming film adaptation of Divergent, which is scheduled for a 2014 release. She has previously discussed how she hesitated before accepting the high-profile role because of her fear of fame. Shailene explained why she finds the cult of celebrity so strange.
“I just find the whole ‘f’ word, this whole ‘fan’ word, so completely fascinating. I think it’s one thing to be a fan of a particular movie – growing up, I was a huge fan of The Goonies and certain bands or musicians. [But] I look back at my favorite childhood films, and I don’t remember being obsessed, or necessarily being a fan of a particular actor. I was excited to see what they were going to do next, but…” she added. “Now I feel like there’s this odd sort of obsession with certain people. So, for me, I try to separate myself from my project; and I hope that people support that project. But when people are solely supporting me, it feels odd; it’s something that I haven’t quite gotten used to and I don’t think I ever will.”
Shailene believes the obsession with celebrity is the result of reality TV. Even though she hates being in the public eye, her love of acting has spurred her on.
“I think it might be a generational thing because now more than ever we have disgusting reality TV shows that are projecting awful images of women to the public, and giving this bizarre outlook on what it means to ‘be on television.’ It feels very exploitative,” she reflected.
“I think people in this industry make it harder on themselves than they need to. It’s easy to be happy. It’s easier to be happy than to not be.”
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