Belfast Telegraph

Woodley: I was the latest bloomer

Shailene Woodley has revealed that she was a "late bloomer" who didn't have her first kiss until she was 15, and also hinted that she doesn't believe in monogamy.

The 22-year-old actress - who stars in two of this year's most eagerly anticipated films, Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars - is currently single and told Marie Claire magazine she isn't sure whether people are supposed to spend their entire lives with one other person.

She explained: "I just haven't met anyone where I was like, 'Wow, I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.'

"I don't even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever."

Shailene also told the mag that she was "the latest bloomer there ever was".

"I was still playing with Barbies at 14 and didn't have my first kiss until 15-and-a-half. He had big, beautiful lips, and I was like, 'I don't know what I'm going to do with those'," she said.

The actress - who found fame when she starred alongside George Clooney in The Descendants in 2011 - revealed she doesn't pay attention to "the fan thing" because it's "a very strange culture nowadays".

"People have always been fans of people, but I can't relate to any of these girls or boys who scream. It's idolising someone you don't know. None of those people know me," she said.

Shailene said social media exacerbates the problem and recently deleted her Instagram account.

She said: "Everything I was posting was for a story - like, 'Look how interesting I am'. It felt disgusting to me. It feels as though we're so detached from actual human connection. And I got rid of my phone, too.

"We're all such narcissists, and that's what social media caters to. Our society conditions us to be our own planets, which is great. Independent thinking is so important. But we expect everyone around us to be our moons."


From Belfast Telegraph