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article imageShailene Woodley claims she hasn't had a boyfriend in five years

By Oliver VanDervoort     Mar 12, 2014 in Entertainment
Shailene Woodley is rapidly becoming Hollywood's new "it" girl and that means we're getting to know more and more about the "Divergent" star. In an interview that surfaced on Tuesday, Woodley admitted that she hasn't had a boyfriend in over five years.
That doesn't mean that Shailene has been completely celibate, as she also told the magazine that Woodley "might have" hooked up with a costar after filming. The actress wasn't forthcoming about what costar that might have been or what film she had just wrapped. There have been rumors that Woodley hooked up with Andrew Garfield, among others after a particularly short stint on Amazing Spiderman 2 but both Shailene and Andrew have denied there was any chemistry between the two beyond friendship.
Woodley has often been described as the next Jennifer Lawrence, particularly because Woodley seems so unassuming. She admits she was pushed to "go Hollywood" after her breakout performance in The Descendants but she fought those urges.
During the same interview, Woodley told Us Weekly about the advice given to her when Woodley's star began to burn brighter.
'You've got to ride the wave!' And I was like, 'You ride the wave and it eventually crashes on the shore. That doesn't work out! I'm going to just sit here and paddleboard,'" Woodley explained. "I didn't do a movie for two years because I didn't read anything that was inspiring to me."
The actress claims she wasn't even that interested in the role offered to her in Divergent until she talked to another actress who saw her career take a similar path.
"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," Woodley revealed. "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.'"
Woodley's Beatrice Prior is quite similar to Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen in Divergent. She's a young girl who is fighting against a totalitarian government mainly because she’s forced into the situation. Of course, the story of Divergent is also quite similar to The Hunger Games because it casts a strong female lead in an adaptation of a popular book.
Now, after a long wait, Divergent fans will get to see Shailene Woodley in action as "Tris" when the film hits theaters on March 21.
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