Actress Shailene Woodley shared her feelings about taking the role as the protagonist Beatrice “Tris” Prior in the upcoming “Divergent: Allegiant – Part 1” recently. Did she really enjoy her role? Read on for more details.
Although being successful in her role as Alexandra “Alex” King in “The Descendants,” Shailene Woodley, 23, said that being “Tris” in the “The Divergent Series” was a big victory for her.
“Women have a lot to say and if I can be a tiny representative of that, if I can represent that voice in the smallest fashion, then that’s a huge triumph,” Woodley said in a report by TV3.ie.
Being a voice for women through her role as “Tris” made her feel great. Woodley also said that women in the world are strong and that they have a voice, which could be traced back in history such as Pocahontas and Amelia Earhart.
Referring to the two historical figures, Woodley viewed them as strong and courageous female examples who influenced America’s history, Pocahontas for the Native Americans and Amelia Earhart for American female pilots. She said that she was deeply inspired by the likes of these women – those who existed in real life and not in the movies.
Shailene Woodley’s Family and Heart for The Hurting: Is She the Next Pocahontas or Amelia Earhart?
While a lot of kids today follow movie actors, actresses, and recording artists as their role models, Woodley was different. Growing up, she doesn’t really watch a lot of movies.
In an interview with Elle via a MailOnline report, Woodley revealed how it felt growing up in her family. She said that it was tough because she came from a family of warriors, really strong people.
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1” star shared her parents’ divorce and said that despite the separation, her mom and dad still get along. She also appreciated her whole family, saying that they strive to do what is right daily.
The interview also hinted Woodley’s heart for the hurting, saying that someone in this world is damaged just as badly as others might be. She understood that these people could be rude sometimes, but for her, it may be because of the fear and the abandonment that people are feeling.
“What I’ve come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is compassion, empathy and intuition,” Woodley said.
It seems Shailene Woodley is the next Pocahontas or Amelia Earhart for the women and for the hurting.
Photo source: Mingle Media TV via Wikimedia Commons/Shailene Woodley