Some young actresses might feel insecure about being relentlessly compared to their more well known contemporaries, but not Shailene Woodley.
The 22-year-old star is enjoying a meteoric rise to the top thanks to her leading role in [Divergent](movie:593270), but her association with the young adult genre has invoked comparisons to Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart.
Luckily, the ever-cheerful Woodley is taking this as a flattering compliment instead of a distraction from her own acting talent. The [The Fault In Our Stars](movie:602185) actress told E! Online that;
It's totally flattering just to be compared to characters like that. Also, I don't personally know Kristen or Jen but they both seem like strong, confident women and so I'll take a comparison. That's a compliment, right?
Although Woodley doesn't know Jennifer Lawrence personally, she has told the press that an email exchange with the [The Hunger Games](movie:44466) actress helped to reassure her about taking on Divergent.
Down-to-earth Woodley was worried about the pressures of such intense fame, so she got in touch with Lawrence to ask about how starring in The Hunger Games affected her life. JLaw replied with the sage advice of;
You must do it. You will not regret it for a second. Yes, there are some hard things, but there are so many beautiful things that will come from an opportunity like this
I don't know about you guys, but I am loving how the new female faces in Hollywood are supporting each other instead of seeing each other as rivals.
The more I see of Shailene Woodley, the more I think she sounds like my sort of gal. Who else can't wait to see more from her in the future?
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(Source: E! Online)