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Shailene Woodley: Why She Went Nude In ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ — Watch

Tue, October 21, 2014 12:01pm EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment

As an actress, Shailene Woodley made the brave decision to go nude for some very intimate scenes in ‘White Bird In A Blizzard.’ What inspired her to take the risk?

Shailene Woodley, 22, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to at the New York premiere of her new film, White Bird In A Blizzard. During the interview, Shailene explained what prompted her to go nude for the film — and why she feels it’s an important part of being an actor.

Shailene Woodley Reveals Why She Went Nude In ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’

For young up-and-coming actors like Shailene, going nude can seem like a daunting “right of passage.”

However, while filming her dramatic turn in the American Beauty-esque indie, White Bird In A Blizzard, Shailene knew that going nude during her love scenes was a necessary piece of the puzzle needed to complete the project.

“I felt like I loved the character, and I felt like I loved the story, and I felt like nudity is a part of real life,” Shailene explained to at the NYC premiere of the film, which was sponsored by FIJI Water and SVEDKA Vodka.

“If that happened to be part of the story in a really beautiful, grounded, honest way, then I would never say no to a project based on the fact that nudity is involved.”

Shailene’s response is incredibly mature for her age, no?

It’s also wonderful to speak to an actor who is more concerned about  making sure a film feels genuine and authentic, as opposed to just wanting to make headlines by showing her body.

Way to go, Shailene!

For more from‘s interview with Shailene, be sure to check out the video above.

Shai briefly mentions her excitement over the next Divergent film, Insurgent, and also reveals whether or not she is still “homeless” in Hollywood!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do YOU think about Shailene’s decision to go nude on film? Are you looking forward to seeing White Bird In A Blizzard and Insurgent? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

— Lauren Cox

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