Posted on

The secret life of the American teenager made Shailene Woodley famous, but it was a double-edged sword because she quickly felt trapped in the role. “When I signed onto secret life, I read and I signed a contract for six years, the 28 years old actor told bustle about the ABC Family show, which ran from 2008 to 2013.

Those three episodes, ” all hit home ” said, Woodley, whose character AMY became pregnant ay the age of 15 . I had friends I high schools who are were pregnant. It felt like everything that I wanted to be sent into the world, she said of the show’s message.

But as the season went on, abstinence becomes the overreaching message. Characters wore purity rings – not unlike real-life stars Jonas brothers did at that time – and characters were shamed for having sex. There were a lot of things that were written into the script that not just me, but a lot of the cast, disagreed with ” Woodley said “. There were belief systems that were pushed that were different than my own.

Yet legally I was stuck there. She said the experience on the show ultimately propelled me to be more vocal about my own belief system.


Woodley said goodbye to the series when it ended in 2013. By then she had already appeared in 2011s. The descendants. The year after, she blew up in back to back films the fault in our star and divergent. I lost my virginity like seven times on the screen, she told Bustle. I lost my own virginity in a really unromantic, unsexy way it’s very therapeutic for me that by playing these characters I was showing young women what they can wait for.

And she channeled her own past to portray her role in big title lies. Her character, Jane is a rape survivor. Woodley was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the part.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.