We imagine that getting in front of Patrick Demarchelier’s lens changes a girl, but we didn’t even recognize The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley in her new spread for Interview magazine. And don’t take this the wrong way, Shailene, but we kind of liked it.
She’s young, hot, and her career is thriving (a true feat after starring in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager), and while we totally respect her decision to go makeup free on the red carpet, we love this whole kohl-rimmed eyes, dripping-in-black goth look she’s nailing in this editorial.
If you can tear your eyes off of the tantalizing shots, the accompanying profile proves that she’s not your typical Hollywood PYT. In addition to being an organic farming enthusiast, Woodley takes legal herbs to induce more vivid dreams — something we didn’t even know you could do, and are now very curious about. But what we loved learning most was the real reason behind her makeup-free decision, and it all began with another unrecognizable magazine photo.
She told Interview:
“It’s important because I saw somebody—what I thought was me—in a magazine once, and I had big red lips that definitely did not belong on my face. I had boobs about three times the size they are in real life. My stomach was completely flat. My skin was also flawless. But the reality is that I do not have those lips and my skin is not flawless and I do have a little bit of a stomach. It was not a proper representation of who I am. I realized that, growing up and looking at magazines, I was comparing myself to images like that—and most of it isn’t real. So (a) I don’t really wear makeup that much anyway, so part of it is just a selfish, lazy thing, and (b) I want to be me.”
View the whole spread below, if this has you vying to see more Woodley, see more below:
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this is some kind of spaceship or something.