By now you know Shailene Woodley is very candid when it comes to sharing her healthy — and very hippie-inspired — outlook on life. But the actress wasn’t always so comfortable with herself.
“I realize I was good at being outwardly positive because that’s how I am by nature,” she tells the June issue of InStyle. “But internally? I was so mean to myself. Realizing I need to make a shift was a big moment for me. F–k you, insecurity. F–k you, lack of confidence!”
The star, 22, is having a crazy busy year, jumping from the Divergent promo tour straight into The Fault in Our Stars release. And she’s been doing so in a number of head-turning gowns, or on some occasions, just a pair of denim cutoffs and some flip-flops.
“I’m in a place where I feel healthier than I’ve ever been, and my body is exactly where it wants to be,” she shares. “I feel like I’m a woman. My boobs shrank. No one tells you that when you lose weight. No bra, no problem.”
And Woodley has learned early on not to care about outside opinions. “I’m done living for other people. I’m done being a people pleaser. I’m done thinking about what people think about me.”
That’s why she makes sure to keep those who share a similar outlook close to her. “People say my generation is irresponsible. I think we’re on top of things actually. Maybe I feel this way because I surround myself with like-minded people. Doing the right thing always makes you feel good. And it’s contagious.”
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