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Shailene Woodley: I Only Wear Used Clothes Unless It's For Work

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Courtesy The Hollywood Reporter

It’s no secret that Shailene Woodley marches to the beat of her own drummer, stylewise, as she shows when she wears wet hair or five-finger running shoes on the red carpet. And we’d expect nothing less from the down-to-earth star, who just told The Hollywood Reporter “My religion is the Earth, man. I believe in trees.”

In the magazine’s cover story, Woodley clarifies her position on balancing her eco soul with the needs of the red carpet, further setting her apart from other starlets her age — but in a good way. “I exclusively buy used clothes,” she says in the interview. “I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”

But when she’s on the clock promoting a film — as she is now for Divergent — she’s willing to be flexible (to a point: you won’t see her in fur or diamonds). “If I was to show up wearing my five-toe shoes, my Melodia organic leggings and some hippie top, no one is going to take me seriously,” she says. “When I go on a red carpet, I’m Shailene, but I’m also Shailene representing a movie. I’m there for my boss, for my employer, so part of that comes with wearing the uniform.”

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Shailene Woodley Divergent
Courtesy Weight Watchers

You won’t see her wearing much in the way of jewelry, though. At Sundance, she wore just a Navajo pendant, which she explained to the magazine: “It’s my way of just recognizing spirit — as hippie as that may sound — in an industry where sometimes materialism is the main focus. It’s kind of my way of grounding and remembering what’s important to me.”

For lots more on how Woodley is changing the earth, one Mason jar of water at a time, check out HollywoodReporter.com, and tell us: What do you think of Woodley’s used-only clothing policy? Are you conscious about where your clothing comes from?

–Alex Apatoff