Shailene Woodley Got Rid of All Her Belongings to Live Out of a Suitcase for Two Months
Here's another reason to love this Divergent star. After she wrapped production for the YA adaption last year, Shailene Woodley ditched everything she owned and lived out of a suitcase for two months, couch-surfing. WHOA. That sounds pretty contrary to the materialism you usually hear from celebrities in Hollywood, right? (Also, I couldn't do that. Could you? I can barely go away for three days without having seven options for pants because what if I'm too hungry to wear my skinny jeans?)
The super candid actress appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to discuss her new movie, her rapidly ascending stardom, and her reputation for living an incredibly au natural lifestyle (she also sunbathes her vagina, ICYMI, and thinks that you should, too! It will make your lady parts less sad, apparently). Woodley told Meyers that she, indeed, abandoned the comforts we associate with celebrity life. She said, "I cruised and I hung out with my friends and family. I got rid of everything I owned. I got rid of my cell phone, and I fit my life into a carry-on suitcase and I just couch surfed for two months. It was awesome."
It may be awesome if you know that it won't be that way forever. Subletters and house-hoppers who do not choose that sort of fate may have a bone to pick with her about celebrating the joys of having zero comforts, but it's hard to deny that her passion for a simple life makes her pretty darn infectious and likable, and it seems pretty sincere. Not to mention, it seems like she truly doesn't care for what we cannot live without (ie: I LOST MY IPHONE WHERE AM I HELP I CANNOT EVEN USE PUNCTUATION WITHOUT AN IPHONE DOING IT FOR ME.) The girl's self-sufficient, defying the stereotypes of most young Hollywood starlets.
She also told Meyers that while shooting Divergent in Chicago, she took an urban survivalist course. So if she runs out of water...she'll know how to survive on. It shouldn't be a problem for her, since she doesn't need anything; she makes it all herself. Her words?
"I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils [… ]I make my own medicines; I don't get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants."
If you want to hear more from the girl who will out-survive us all, check out this video of her interview with Meyers: