It seems as though everyone in the world owns a cell phone, the majority being smart phones, but not Shailene Woodley.
The Divergent star recently revealed to The Daily Beast that, not only does she not own a smart phone, she doesn’t have a cell phone period. Shocking!
“I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smart phone. I don’t even have a cell phone!” Woodley said, adding, “If I were to have one, it would be a flip phone.”
Woodley explained that, by not having a cell phone, she is learning to develop her communication skills, and to be more personal with people. “There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been,” she explained.
“I mean … just asking people for directions. Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, “Hey, buddy—do you know how to get here?” I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch,” Woodley continued. “The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.”
Shailene has been working for the last year on the new film Divergent. She explained that her survival skills were one of the main reasons that she was cast for the part. After Superstorm Sandy, Woodley realized that she needed to find a way to be self sufficient, and while she was explaining this to a friend what she was doing, the friend referred the book Divergent to her.
“The producers asked me what I liked to do in my spare time and I told them I used to study how to survive in the wild—how to make shelter, build fire, and create weapons out of the ecosystem—but I live in a city, so it also got me thinking about urban survival skills, because this was right after Superstorm Sandy and I had multiple friends who said, “I didn’t have water for a few days because I wasn’t prepared,” so after they saw me studying urban survival skills my friends said, “That’s cool… you should read this book Divergent.”
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