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Woodley: I was an insecure teen

Shailene Woodley has revealed she used to be insecure about her looks as a teenager.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress admitted she was unsure about her slim figure and had quite low self-confidence.

"I was extremely insecure when I was 15. I was afraid I was too skinny - not because of any eating habits, but because my entire family is like a bunch of lanky string beans. I also didn't have a lot of self-confidence," she told celebrity interviewer Emma Stone for Interview magazine.

"I projected a lot of confidence... But on the inside, I was very mean to myself. I think back on a lot of problems just as far as the way I could express my anger or my angst toward my family... I think the root of it all was insecurity."

Shailene - who received an Golden Globe nomination for starring as George Clooney's screen daughter in The Descendants - admitted she is asked about her leading man in every interview.

"In every single interview. But that's OK. I really like him," she said.

The actress added: "I don't mind talking about him though, because he's one of my favourite human beings on the planet. Both George and Alexander (Payne, director) have become like big brothers or wise friends. They've given me advice, not only on the industry, but also on my personal life."

Shailene, who will next star in Divergent, also revealed she'd like to do a comedy.

"I want to do a role that I've never done before. I've never been a funny girl, so I think I would like to do a quirky dark comedy," she said.

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