During her interview for the April issue of Teen Vogue (aka Shit You Still Can’t Afford, Just In Smaller Sizes) Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming future-times-poor-people-in-overthrowing-the-goverment film Divergent, E! Online says she was asked how she felt about joining the growing number of actors who become famous from young adult novel movie franchises. We already know that Shailene considers Jennifer Lawrence to be the Dr. Maya Angelou to her Oprah (or the Oprah to her LiLo, or the LiLo to her…who am I kidding, LiLo is nobody’s mentor), but it sounds like she won’t be asking for career advice from Kristen Stewart anytime soon:
“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship,” Woodley says of the romance between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, played by Stewart and her real-life ex Robert Pattinson. “She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve.”
Oh boy, I don’t want to be that person, but someone needs to remind Shailene (I can baaarely with that name) that the movie she’s promoting is a Hunger Games rip-off about a make-believe dystopia where people are assigned Girl Scout badges based on their personality; it’s not exactly the second coming of Kids, so let’s pump the brakes on the whole ‘important message to young people’ thing.
Don’t get me wrong though: I did enjoy her calling out Twilight for being a soggy pile of damp tweener dumpster garbage. I take issue with how she got there, but she got there, and that’s all that should matter.