Shailene Woodley Covers Elle

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley covers the April 2015 issue of Elle magazine where she is promoting the sequel to the popular Divergent series, Insurgent.

On giving her heart to people: “I’m all-loving. I fall in love with people based on who they are. I never want to love like this [holds her arms outstretched]. I always want to love like this [She thrusts her arms behind her back, pressing her chest forward]. Heart centered, like, ‘This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I’ll still love you, but I ain’t fallin’ in love with you!'”

On being in love: “When you’re truly in love, for me, it’s…you’re my lighthouse! You’re somebody who holds me high, keeps me safe, you’ve got my fuckin’ back… You also love me whole, wild, and free. You let me do me, and I’m gonna let you do you! And I’ll be the home that you return to.”
Shailene Woodley
On her upbringing: “I was born into a family of warriors, really strong people. It doesn’t mean that it was an easy childhood and we didn’t have our shit, because every family does behind closed doors. But even though my parents are divorced, they get along. I have a family who every day strives to do the right thing.”

On advice from her grandmother: “One day I was having one of my teenage crises, when you think everything’s falling apart — your estrogen and progesterone are freaking out. And she said, ‘Shai, the most important thing in life is self-love. You’ve gotta take care of yourself. You’ve got to take care of yourself, and you gotta live from your deep heart.’ For some reason, her saying the words deep heart just always stuck with me. And I was like, ‘Well, what is a deep heart? What does it actually mean?’ What I’ve come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is my — it’s my compassion, empathy and intuition. Because your intuition never wants to be mean to somebody. You intuitively know that another human being on this planet is hurting just as badly as you may be. The way that they express themselves could be rude or seen as douchey or whatnot. But maybe they’re scared, or had no one there to support them. My Grams is the most banging 69-year-old I’ve ever met in my life. She’s so fit. She’s so rad!”

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