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Shailene Woodley Plans to ‘Lay Low’ After ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

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As ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ hits theaters, its leading lady, Shailene Woodley, seems to be everywhere. Whether she’s shooting down Jennifer Lawrence comparisons or explaining why she’s homeless, the actress has our attention. In an interview with V magazine, Shailene opens up about ‘TFiOS,’ indie movies and her upcoming plans.

For those not familiar with ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ Shailene plays Hazel, a teen with terminal cancer who falls in love with a cancer survivor. But, as the star points out, the story is so much more than that.

“It’s a beautiful cancer movie that isn’t about cancer,” Shailene tells V. “It’s about internal exploration, eternal connection, and universal, unconditional love.”

Despite the anticipated success of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ (it’s already broken a ticket sales record) and Shailene’s role in the blockbuster ‘Divergent’ series, the actress still enjoys shooting low-budget movies.

“I love indie films, because there’s no slacking off,” she explains. “The budget is so tight and the shooting schedule is so precise, there’s no room for error. Everyone is there for the love of the craft. [Indie films] are able to explore beyond the boundaries of what studios will allow. They take risks and diverge from mediocrity — by being sexual, mysterious, dangerous or crude. I love them because the freedom is unbridled.”

While the world can’t get enough of Shailene, the quirky actress is happy to step back out of the spotlight. Following ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ she has one plan in mind. “I’m going to lie low and explore some of life’s other artistic facets,” Shailene says.

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