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No more teen films for Woodley

Shailene Woodley has revealed that she will focus on more adult roles from now on.

The 22-year-old actress, who next stars in The Fault In Our Stars, admitted she wants to play parts that are closer to her age.

"That will be the last teenage movie that I'm going to do. Last year, when I made Fault, I could still empathise with adolescence," she told New York Magazine.

"But I'm not a young adult any more - I'm a woman. But I've never played my age before and that's my next goal. It's scary."

Shailene, who has starred in The Descendants and Divergent, admitted The Spectacular Now reignited her passion for acting.

"Spectacular Now made me fall in love with movies again. Before Spectacular Now, I was seriously considering quitting this business. That movie made me want to be creative again," she said.

The young actress said she didn't mind baring all for the love scenes in White Bird In A Blizzard.

"It was so much fun. Everyone was freaked out because I'm nude, but in real life, when I have sex, I'm naked," she said. "So let's make a real movie! Let's bring truth to the scene! I didn't want to be exploited."

Shailene also revealed how she doesn't want to be compared to Jennifer Lawrence.

"As women, we are constantly told that we need to compare ourselves to a girl in school, to our co-workers, to the images in a magazine. How is the world going to advance if we're always comparing ourselves to others?" she said.

"I admire Jennifer Lawrence, but she's everyone's favourite person to compare me to. I see us as separate individuals. And that's important. As women, our insecurities are based on all these comparisons. And that creates distress."

She added: "I do think we have things in common. We both believe in having fun and still telling the truth. We're not fashion girls, but we play the game. And we both care deeply about being actors."

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