Shailene Woodley may have been making waves in the movie industry, but she can never forget her past.
The past few years have been big for the 23-year-old actress, starring in big box office films like
“The Fault in Our Stars”, “Insurgent”, and “The Spectacular Now”. Shailene is also busy at work, filming the third installment of the “Divergent” series, “Allegiant”.
While the actress is famed for her movies, the public first fell in love with her in the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Seven years after the show first aired on ABC Family, one of Shailene’s co-stars has revealed what young Shai’s “secret life” was as a teenager.
“She’s always been really nice and sweet and she gives cast gifts at the end of every season and writes us letters and then we’d all talk and hang out. She’s very, very sweet and humble and down-to-earth,” Allen Evangelista, who played Henry on the TV series, told J-14.com.
The “Divergent Allegiant” actress played the role of Amy Juergens, who got pregnant as a teen and had to face the struggles and challenges of being a teen mom in high school. The series ran for five season before it aired its final episode on June 2, 2013.
Years after working together, Allen still has good things to say about his friend.
“I’m very happy for her blowing up. Completely. It’s awesome. I’ve seen her in The Fault in Our Stars, [and] I thought she killed it and she did wonderful. She did amazing.”
“Divergent: Allegiant” cast member and co-star Theo James also had nothing but praises for the actress. In an interview with Elle, the actor known as “Four” in the series said Shailene is “a very open and fun person”.
“She’s probably a much better person than I am,” James shared. “I was impressed by her level of ethical ability to kind of strive to be a better person—like with her environmental issues…Shai is 100 percent genuine in her way and very real. She really does those things in a way that puts us all to shame.”
“Divergent 3” or “The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1” will be hitting cinemas on March 18, 2016.