Shailene Woodley

  • Aired:  07/24/13
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Shailene Woodley explains how she can make a coming-of-age movie with no vampires, no wizards, and no sex with baked goods. (5:37)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT AN ACTRESS WHO

STARRED IN THE UPCOMING FILM

DIVERGENCE.

HER NEW MOVIE IS CALLED THE

SPECTACULAR NOW.

>> DOESN'T YOUR BOYFRIEND PISS

YOU OFF?

>> I DON'T HAVE AN EX-BOYFRIEND.

YOU DON'T HAVE A SINGLE...

YOU'RE 17 YEARS OLD AND DON'T

HAVE AN EX-BOYFRIEND.

>> NO.

GUYS DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT.

>> I JUST SAW TWO GUYS LOOK AT

YOU LIKE THAT.

ERIC WOLF AND CODY, 100% HITTING

ON YOU.

>> THEY WERE NOT HITTING ON ME.

NO, NO, THERE'S NO WAY.

>> WHY DON'T YOU THINK THEY WERE

HITTING ON YOU?

>> BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T.

AMY, YOU'RE SLITLY BEAUTIFUL.

OH, MID GOD, NO.

Reporter: PLEASE WELCOME THE

WONDERFUL SHAILENE WOODLEY.

>> ARE WE STANDING?

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

>> John: SHEALY.

... YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD I

WAS WITH GIRLS AS A TEENAGER.

THIS IS A COMING OF AGE STORY

ABOUT TEENAGERS COMING OF AGE.

YET THERE WERE NO VAMPIRES,

WIZARDS OR SEX.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE.

>> YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S THE

MOST AUTHENTIC TAKE ON A COMING

OF AGE FILM THAT I'VE SEEN IN 20

YEARS BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN ALIVE

MUCH LONGER THAN 20 YEARS.

THAT STATEMENT IS INCORRECT

>> John: IT IS ACCURATE IN THAT

COMING OF AGE IS AWFUL.

>> WELL, ON TELEVISION IT IS

AWFUL.

THERE ARE NO ACCURATE PORTRAYALS

OF WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE AN

ADOLESCENT.

THIS ONE I THINK WE HOPEFULLY

DID JUSTICE

>> John: AS A BRITISH PERSON

WATCHING AMERICAN TV PROGRAMS.

..

>> TALKING ABOUT THIS

John: ... COMING OF AGE SEEMS

LIKE A VERY TRENDY FORM OF

FASCISM.

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS SEEM JUST

AWFUL.

>> YES.

YOU KNOW, I WENT TO AN AMERICAN

HIGH SCHOOL, A PUBLIC AMERICAN

HIGH SCHOOL.

AND I THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN

AWFUL IF I DIDN'T HAVE MY LITTLE

CHOIR BUDDIES.

I GOT VERY LUCKY.

THERE WERE SOME COOL CHOIR

BUDDIES

>> John: YOU SING YOUR WAY

THROUGH IT.

>> I SANG MY WAY THROUGH LIFE

John: GLEE IS ACCURATE.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME?

>> I THINK GLEE IS A SLIGHTLY

EXAGGERATED VERSION OF SOMETHING

THAT COULD MAYBE EXIST IN AN

ARTIST'S MIND

>> John: YOU JUST GOT BACK FROM

AS WELL.

WHICH STAR WARS CHARACTER GAVE

YOU THE CREEPIEST HUG?

>> I GOT GYPPED.

FIRST OFF, I AM A STAR WARS

FANATIC.

AS A KINDERGARTENER I THOUGHT I

WAS PRINCESS LEIA STRAIGHT UP.

WHEN R2D2 CAME OUT OF THE

ELEVATOR I GOT RIDICULOUSLY

SOAKED.

R2D2 IS IN THAT ELEVATOR.

I WAS LIKE WHERE?

WHERE?

IT WAS R2D2 JUST CHILLING

>> John: THAT'S KIND OF R2D2'S

THING.

>> HE JUST SORT OF CHILLS

John: HE JUST ROLLS AROUND

NIGHT AND CHILLED.

>> SMOOTH

John: AND SO ENTHUSIASTIC.

YET IT BLURS THE LINE BETWEEN

ENTHUSIASM AND INTIMIDATION.

>> OH, YEAH.

I MEAN, I THINK WAS DEFINITELY

INTIMIDATED.

IT WAS SLIGHTLY INTIMIDATING.

I WAS ONLY THERE FOR A DAY SO I

THOUGHT A LOT OF INTERIOR HOTEL

ROOMS DOING INTERVIEWS AND SUCH.

FROM WHERE WE WERE WE COULD SEE

A RIVER OF HUMANS.

IT WAS DOMESTICS AT ITS GREATEST

>> John: THAT IS A PERFECT NOUN.

A ROLLING RIVER OF

DOMESTICATION.

ECCENTRIC ENTHUSIASTIC HUMANITY

THAT YOU WANT NOT GET TOO WET

IN.

>> EXACTLY.

MAYBE LIKE DIP YOUR TOES IN IT.

SLIGHTLY WET.

>> John: VERY WEIRD POINT OF

YOUR LIFE.

YOU'RE ABOUT TO DO THIS MOVIE

DIVERGENCE.

>> WE JUST FINISHED THIS MOVIE

John: THAT'S RUMORED TO BE

THE NEXT HUNGER GAMES.

>> THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY

John: WHICH IS GOING TO PUT

YOU IN AN ODD POSITION.

>> WHY?

John: YOU'RE A COMFORTABLE

LEVEL OF BEING IN MOVIES NOW.

AND HUNGER GAMES LEVEL SEEM LIKE

YOU THEN HAVE TO PROCESS HOW DO

I NOT GO MAD OR BECOME AN

[BLEEP]?

>> YEAH, LUCKY FOR ME I HAVE

ENOUGH FRIENDS WHO WOULD MAKE ME

BLACK AND BLUE BEFORE I BECAME

AN [BLEEP]

>> John: THAT IS KEY.

YOU NEED FRIENDS.

>> YOU NEED BAD-ASS FRIENDS.

John: WHO HAVE THAT TRIGGER

IN THEM.

YOU ARE A [BLEEP] AND WE ARE

TAKING YOU DOWN.

>> AND THEY HAVE FULL PERMISSION

TO.

ANYONE HAS FULL PERMISSION TO.

IF I BECOME AN [BLEEP], THEY CAN

>> John: THAT'S A GREAT THING

FOR YOU TO SAY ON TAPE.

LIKE ANTHONY WEINER, YOU WILL BE

HELD TO IT SAYING YOU HAVE FULL

PERMISSION, IF SHAILENE WOODLEY

BECOMES AN [BLEEP].

>> I TOTALLY AGREE

John: THE MOVIE IS GREAT.

IT'S NOT WHAT IT SEEMS.

COMING OF AGE.

IT'S DARK.

IT'S FUN EVE.

IT'S COMPLICATED.

IT'S WEIRD.

IT'S EVERYTHING ABOUT BEING A

TEENAGER THAT I WANTED TO GET

OUT OF AS QUICKLY AS I COULD

WHEN I WAS THERE.

>> SLIGHTLY AWKWARD, ISN'T IT?

John: SLIGHTLY AWKWARD IS

PUTTING IT MILDLY.

TRY BEING BRITISH IN BRITAIN.

IT'S...

>> IT'S DIFFERENT THAN BEING AN

AMERICAN IN AMERICA.

>> John: IT IS DIFFERENT BY

ABOUT 3,000 MILES.

SPECTACULAR WILL OPEN IN CITIES

ON AUGUST 7 AND WILL GO

NATIONWIDE ON AUGUST 3.

THE WONDERFUL SHAILENE WOODLEY.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

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