Hollywood actress with a heart of organic patchouli Shailene Woodley may have started out her career on television, but that doesn’t mean she wants to go back there any time soon. Shailene Woodley is a movie actress now. And she recently said that there’s no way she’s going to slum it on (chokes back bone broth barf) television if the final film in the Divergent series is released there.
In July we learned that thanks to the poor box office numbers that Divergent: Allegiant brought in, Lionsgate was thinking about releasing the fourth and final film, Ascendant, as a made-for-TV movie or a television series. Ascendant hasn’t started filming yet. One thing is for sure: they better start auditioning brown-haired actresses for the part of Tris. Shailene tells Screen Rant (via Entertainment Weekly) that she will not show up on the first day of shooting if Ascendant is the kind of thing that will pop up in a future TV Guide.
“Last I heard they were trying to make it into a television show. I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone in involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”
I can see where Shailene is coming from. This would be like agreeing to drive 45 minutes for a date at the Cheesecake Factory and then getting a text message while you’re waxing your crotch that says “Just checked my bank balance. Can we change it to cheesecake bites from Sonic?” Um, no we can’t. Do not try to bait-and-switch me with a drive-through when I was promised the luxury of the Cheesecake Factory.