Shailene Woodley?made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend for the film?Divergent. Based on the book by Veronica Roth, the film is set in a future society where people are divided into groups based on five single traits.
In a press conference at Comic-Con, Woodley spoke with Vanity Fair?about vying for a role in the?Hunger Games?series, and the advice she got from the star who ultimately won that role,?Jennifer Lawrence.
?I did audition for?Hunger Games?back in the day and Jen Lawrence actually helped me with ‘Divergent’,? Woodley said. ?I still have yet to meet her but I asked her about her experience with ‘Hunger Games’?and how her life has changed, going from small independent movies to something as big as ‘Hunger Games’. She gave me really beautiful advice, just saying how much she appreciated it, and how much it?s changed her life in positive ways. She really helped me on this journey initially.?
Among the charming Oscar winner?s words of wisdom:
?It will be the best thing that ever happened. But don?t be an idiot, do a sex tape, or do drugs. And go to Whole Foods when your movie opens.?
When we mentioned that joining the Hunger Games franchise seemed to work out for Lawrence, or at least not hold her back?she won her first Academy Award earlier this year, for Silver Linings Playbook?Woodley voiced her admiration for the star and potential role model:
?She?s a badass. She?s amazing.?
Divergent is called ‘next Hunger Games‘ and Shailene is called ‘next Jennifer Lawrence’. What do you think about it? Are you fan of Divergent Trilogy or Shailene? What do you think about comparing her to Jennifer?