It’s no news that Hollywood has its fair share of oddballs. Some of them are maybe too strange for us! However, for others, being quirky is what makes them special and different, but in a good way. Take actress Shailene Woodley, for example; the 26-year-old actress is adorably weird and proud of it.
She often says things a lot of people can relate to, as: “Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I just watch Pocahontas,” while others… eh, maybe not so much: “I think the future of food is in insects.”
Here are 12 things, compiled by Ranker, that prove that the The Fault in Our Stars actress is Hollywood’s quirkiness oddball, but she is completely owning it.
1. She doesn’t have a smartphone
It’s not that often for a millennial to not own a smartphone, and it will surprise you to find out that the California-born actress doesn’t own one. She doesn’t’ even have a cell phone. According to her, it’s better to see people face to face rather than thumb to thumb. Very mature.
“I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cellphone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone.”
2. She’ll occasionally chow down on a bug or two
Source: Entertainment Tonight
Not a lot of people can say they know how bugs taste. But, in an interview with Nylon, when asked what the strangest thing she ever ate was, the actress said she had eaten ants and June bugs and added: “I think the future of food is in insects” um, okay..
3. She tans her lady parts
And it’s all for health purposes. You know vitamin D and all of that. The woman who has become arguably the most bankable phenom in Hollywood loves getting some sun. She told Into The Gloss:
“I like to give my vagina a little vitamin D. I was reading an article written by an herbalist about yeast infections and other genital issues, and she said there’s nothing better than vitamin D. If you’re feeling depleted, go in the sun for an hour and see how much energy you get. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine.”
4. Heart-to-heart hugs
How adorable is hugging someone on the right side so that your hearts are over each other? At least, that’s what the Divergent actress prefers. The author John Green, who wrote The Fault In Our Stars which was later adapted for a movie Shailene acted in, shared his experience meeting her for the first time.
“The first time we met, we hugged the regular way and then she looked very, very deeply into my eyes from like two inches away – it’s pretty intense – and then she said, ‘I need some heart-to-heart,’ and then we hugged the other way so that our hearts touched.”
5. She eats raw garlic
The 26-year-old is not very keen on doctors, and she prefers to make her own medicine. Only she told TV host Jimmy Fallon on which vegetables are great for fighting the cold and flu including garlic.
“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. It’s an entire lifestyle. It’s appealing to my soul.”
6. She makes her own toothpaste
The actress who loves DIY even makes her own toothpaste. And not only that, she also uses homemade faces masks and deodorant. That’s actually pretty smart since a lot of store-bought products contain chemicals.
7. She wants to be a drifter
For the California-born material, things are not that important. She even lived out of a small suitcase for two months once. However, the actress loves to drift. “I just want to drift. I’m just going to be a drifter… Maybe I’ll work in a tea shop. Or live in Amsterdam. Or be a nanny. Life experience only helps us as actors. I need new experiences to draw upon.”
8. Her religion is the earth
Shailene is a big believer in trees. So much that she says that Earth is her religion. “My religion is the Earth, man, I believe in trees.”
“I‘ve always had a thing for trees; I think they are just so profound, so when I was 15 and in high school, I was watching the trees and the leaves blowing in the wind. The juxtaposition of the wind blowing, and the leaves and the trash from the school lunch in the air, made me so mad. Ever since then I have just had this really intense passion for educating myself and other people, on the environment and what we’re doing to the planet.” she explained.
9. She eats clay like it’s no big deal
Photo: Shailene Woodley/via Twitter.com
According to some people, clay has great benefits for your health, including cleansing various organs and improving your immune system , and the actress agrees:
“I first heard about the benefits of eating clay from a taxi driver. He was African and was saying that, where he’s from, the women eat clay when they’re pregnant. Seriously—ask your taxi drivers where they are from and about their customs. You will learn a lot.”
10. Her pick-me-up is Pocahontas
When she is feeling down, she loves to cheer up watching the Disney film about the romance between Pocahontas and Capt because she believes has the most valuable lesson, from the story to the song lyrics.
“Some movies have made me cry; some movies have made me laugh, but I’ve never thought, Wow—if it weren’t for that movie, I’d be a different person. Except Pocahontas. It’s true! If you listen to the lyrics they actually have incredibly valuable lessons for human beings to learn, and whenever I need a pick-me-up I just watch Pocahontas.”
11. She’s used an herb to enhance her dreams
Shailene is obsessed with dreaming and has shared a lot about her dreams. The actress has even burned a herb that is known for its dream-enhancing abilities.
“There is an herb called mugwort that I’ve tried, which is supposed to help enhance dreams. You can burn a little before bed or sleep on a mugwort pillow. It’s found in all parts of America, East Coast and West—anytime you see weeds growing through cracks in a parking lot, there’s probably mugwort. You can harvest it yourself, dry it, bundle it, and burn it like sage.”
12. She may run for office
Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers
She might not stay in acting forever since she is a passionate activist who has spoken out about many issues and is interested in politics.
“There was a point last year when I was working for Bernie Sanders where I thought, ‘Huh, maybe I’ll run for Congress in a couple years.’ And you know what? I’m not going to rule it out.”