Shailene Woodley talks losing her virginity

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley is a self-proclaimed pro at losing her virginity. At the premiere of her new film White Bird in a Blizzard she told The Hollywood Reporter this marks the fourth time a character she’s played lost her virginity onscreen. The Divergent star said she feels a responsibility to makes those scenes feel very real to audiences. “I don’t know about you, but I do not personally think losing your virginity is a fun experience,” she admit. “It’s not glamorous — for some people, I think it is, but it wasn’t for a lot of people on this planet — so for me, it was a matter of, if we’re gonna do a scene that deals with that, it’s not gonna be, ‘Her back arches and she gasps in excitement.’ No, no, it’s gonna be messy and it’s gonna be real.”

In her latest role, Shailene said that her character Kat’s first sexual experience is entirely unsatisfying, both physically and emotionally, which is something many teenage girls probably feel. “I think a lot of people feel pressured into it — not by a man or a boy in particular, but because of comparing themselves to other girls in their school,” she speculated. “So when they actually get the deed done, they don’t feel any sort of satisfaction because it wasn’t for themselves.”

Shiloh Fernandez, who plays Phil, the teenage boy next door Kat loses her virginity to, gushed about Shailene’s performance in the film. “There’s something so natural about her acting, because she does understand a depth of humanity that most people don’t,” he said. “It’s just a joy to be around someone who represents what we do so purely.” ~Kelly Townsend

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  1. Raymond Hardisty • October 19, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

    I think some people might get the wrong impression on what the article’s about through the title. Might want to reword it a bit.

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