Shailene Woodley is talking about the unspoken anguish that has plagued her life and works for so long. The Fault in Our Stars actor said in a recent cover article for The Hollywood Reporter that her “Very devastating” ailment was not disclosed for privacy reasons.
Because of her sickness, she had to turn down professional opportunities: “I said no to a number of initiatives, not because I wanted to but because I physically couldn’t participate in them,” she recalls. Physical discomfort was compounded by the individual’s refusal to accept assistance or care throughout those years.
She’s “On the back end of it” now, but the ordeal has left her shaken and wiser for it. “It’s odd going through something so physically overwhelming but simultaneously having so many people pay attention to the choices you make, the things you say, what you do, and how you look,” she said. For a moment it had me completely disoriented. You feel completely alone and abandoned. People have a hard time empathizing with your suffering when it is “silent, quiet, and invisible,” as opposed to audible, as in the case of a broken limb or leg.
Shailene Woodley has been open about her struggles with her health, saying she was “Very, very sick” during her early 20s and notably during the filming of the Divergent film trilogy. Fortunately, things seem to be improving at the moment. Both Last Letters From Your Lover and the fact that Woodley is now engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are exciting developments for the actress this month.
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— Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) August 24, 2020
There has been discussion of the third season of Big Little Lies. Everyone keeps asking, “When are we filming season three?” I need to know what we need to do to make it happen. she and her A-list co-stars are,” she said to THR. That it is happening, I would like to say, knock on wood. Committing to a time and place and writing the scripts is the most difficult part.