The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is not a fan of the Twilight movies.
Woodley covers the April edition of Teen Vogue, and in the subsequent interview she slammed the highly successful movie adaptation as a project that does not have any meaningful message for the young people.
‘Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship,’ she says. ‘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.’
That said, Woodley also shared how she handled the typical Hollywood norm that female actresses need to change their physical appearance to achieve success.
‘I was once told by a studio that I needed to make my look more cosmopolitan, that I needed to create a persona,’ she tells the magazine. ‘I looked at them and said, “You just told me I wasn’t good enough to be myself. And that is not OK.”’
How did she cope with the fame that followed her after The Descendants?
‘After The Descendants, everybody was like, “You’ve got to ride the wave!”‘ she recalls. ‘And I was like, “You ride the wave and it eventually crashes on the shore. That doesn’t work out! I’m going to just sit here and paddleboard.”‘
‘I didn’t do a movie for two years because I didn’t read anything that was inspiring to me,’ she adds.
For more on Woodley’s interview, pick up the April issue of Teen Vogue, on newsstands on March 25.