Shailene Woodley On 'The Fault In Our Stars' Role: "My Boobs Shrank"
Actress has opened up about playing cancer patient Hazel Grace in the movie adaptation of John Green's novel...
Speaking of her transformation, the actress revealed how she had to shed the pounds and cut her hair in order to play Hazel in the flick, which is based on the novel by John Green.
Woodley explained: "I look at pictures of me with long hair and I think, 'Who is that person?' Even my voice and the way I hold myself has changed.
"I'm in a place where I feel healthier than I've ever been, and my body is exactly where it wants to be. I feel like I'm a woman. My boobs shrank. No one tells you that when you lose weight. No bra, no problem!"
The star went on to speak about her teenage years, explaining how she had to wear a back brace 18 hours a day for 18 months to correct a severe case of scoliosis.
The 22-year old recalled: "My friends and I named my brace Casey. I took it off to eat, to go on dates, and to shower. It was uncomfortable. But I thought, 'I can complain, or I can embrace it, literally, and move on.'"
Shailene went on to reveal that playing Hazel on the big screen has helped her to reflect on her past, stating: "It changed my whole life and put things in perspective.
"I realised I was good at being outwardly positive because that's how I am by nature. But internally? I was so mean to myself"." Realising I needed to make a shift was a big moment for me. 'F**k you, insecurity. F**k you, lack of confidence!'
"When I finally realised I have to live life for myself and not for anyone else is when I started being more generous and kind and grateful. I was able to give back more."
The Fault In Our Stars hits UK cinemas on June 19.