While there’s nothing wrong with being a book lover, there is something a tad…off…if you show up to the Emmy Awards as a nominee and announce you don’t have time for the boob tube since you’re too busy being nose deep in the latest Nancy Drew mystery to catch up on Westworld. Of course, this did not strike Miss Shailene Woodley as absurd when she decided to take a night off from eating insects and clay in the Shire to show up to last night’s Emmy Awards.
E! News host Jason Kennedy asked Shailene which of the other nominated shows she watched, and rather than lie and say The Handmaid’s Tale for the sake of looking relatable for all of 30 seconds, she gave an extremely Shailene reply. Shailene decided to ditch her house and live out of a single suitcase back in 2014, which is a blow to the Feng Shui and crystal healing industry since she seems like the type who would keep both on speed dial for any of her woodland real estate. So no home means no television. Yeah, right, Shay. Even a room at the Motel 6 comes with free HBO, so don’t try a play like you haven’t been near a television since 2014. Even your cell phone plays Netflix and Hulu! Oh, wait, who am I kidding? Shailene’s cell phone is probably just two Dixie cups connected by yarn. She could have kept it there, and I would still have had plenty to write about, but nope! She had to drag and shame everyone else a little more:
“All my friends watch TV. I just ask them when they have time to. When do people have time to? I’m a reader. So I always read a book instead of turning on my TV.”
This shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. Her thoughts on the Divergent franchise going to TV basically left me feeling like we would see Gwyneth Paltrow recommending a diet of TV dinners and malt liquor to Goop readers before we would ever see Shailene on the Sunday night line-up, so it was kind of a funny when she showed up on Big Little Lies, a TV show.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 17, 2017
Don’t worry, you peon television watchers! I’m sure Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman got the last laugh when they “accidentally” locked her into a janitor’s closet at the Vanity Fair after party, high-fived, and said, “She can read all her books in there while we make room on the mantle for the season 2 Emmys.”