The Divergent franchise is busy trying to figure out how to pull itself out of the slump it landed in after the most recent movie, Allegiant, found itself floundering at the box office. According to the novels by Veronica Roth, there should still be one more chunk of story to go. Yet, three films in and rumors of turning the whole thing into a TV series have been flying, and so far it seemed as though Shailene Woodley was not thrilled by the prospect of returning to her small screen roots.
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Yet in the latest interview on the subject with the Hollywood Reporter, she emphasized that she really was committed to finishing the story she started:
"I signed up to tell the whole story of Tris and I would love to be able to do that. Nothing would make me happier."
She also repeated that if Lionsgate does decide to wrap up Divergent with a movie, she'd obviously be up for that, but everything is really up in the air at the moment:
"Well, I mean, if it's a movie [I'd do it]... They haven't finalized any decisions, so it's actually a moot point to talk about it now, out of respect to Lionsgate and everyone involved. I'm not exactly sure where they stand so we are kind of all in a limbo game."
Woodley's career took off on television when she starred in a handful of TV movies, then got the lead role in ABC family series, The Secret Life of The American Teenager. Those of us that have loved her since her days as teen mom Amy Juergins have watched her blossom into a serious actress on the silver screen, playing George Clooney's teenage daughter in The Descendants, scoring the role of Tris in Divergent, and then as the heartbreaking heroine in The Fault In Our Stars. The 24-year-old actress also stars alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt in the upcoming political thriller Snowden, which hits theaters on September 16.
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But Woodley hasn't sworn off TV completely. She's among the star-studded cast of upcoming HBO series Big Little Lies, which includes household names such as Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgård and James Tupper. The 7-episode series has already finished filming and is in post-production, and will premiere sometime in 2017. With a potential new break out series in the works, it's understandable that Woodley is hesitant to agree to a Divergent series, too.
Whatever happens with the future of the Divergent franchise, Lionsgate should decide soon because it looks like Woodley's schedule is filling up fast!
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