Shailene Woodley May Have Plans to Run for Congress


Shailene Woodley for congress? The Big Little Lies star says she's certainly not ruling it out.

In an interview with The New York Times, Woodley revealed that she considered running for political office last year—a path that's still on the table for the young starlet.

"There was a point last year when I was working for Bernie Sanders where I thought, 'Huh, maybe I'll run for Congress in a couple years.' And you know what? I'm not going to rule it out. Who knows? Life is big, and I'm young," the 25-year-old environmental activist told the paper.

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Woodley, who recently earned an Emmy nod for her turn as Jane Chapman in Big Little Lies, is no stranger to political conflict. In October 2016, she was arrested at Standing Rock for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which earned her a year of probation. "I wish I had known that this was going to be as public as it was. I would have made, like, a face," Woodley told Stephen Colbert about her now-famous mug shot from the incident.

As always, Woodley is keeping an open mind—and not just about a potential career in politics. She also told the Times that she now considers herself a feminist, despite chaffing at the label in a 2015 interview with Nylon.

"I would today consider myself a feminist," Woodley clarified. "If females start working through the false narrative of jealousy and insecurity fed through a patriarchal society, then not only will we have more women feeling confident in themselves and supportive of one another, but we will start introducing a type of matriarchy, which is what this world needs. We need more softness and more silence and more pause through the chaos."

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Woodley 2020!


[MUSIC] That photo is really funny, I think that's when I was doing this television show called The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I don't remember how old I was. But I remember buying that dress at Anthropologie on sale I bought it for like thirty bucks or something, it was before I had a stylist, I was so pumped to wear it on some red carpet, and I did. I also think it might've been my highschool graduation dress. I wore that in high school at some point, maybe a winter formal or something. And that was for the Descendants Los Angeles premiere. It was the first big premiere that I had ever gone to or attended that had to do with a film of my own. And I remember feeling really classy in that dress. That pantsuit, that was really fun. That outfit I wore to the Gotham Awards years ago. I just remember being like, I'm done with the girly, I'm such a pants Pantsuit kind of person. So that felt really comfortable to me, to wear that. And I have long hair, and we decided to sort of rat it up into a braid, that's always fun. I had the Valentino dress that I wore to the Oscars when I went a few years ago. And I remember when I wore it a lot of people in the fashion world criticized my choice because I'm 19, 18 or 19 [UNKNOWN]. Why is she covering up so much of her body? She's so young. She should be wearing something more. I remember thinking, the Oscars is the most glamorous classic event you can go to in life, an event that just represents Classic, classic everything. And that dress to me was so classy and so feminine and also has a strong masculine sense to it. And for me, I was like, I'm 19 I'm never going to have this body again, I should totally wear something that is form fitting. And then in my later years, I can wear something different. But my favorite look I think that I've ever wore on a red carpet. That dress I wore to The Fault in Our Stars premier, I remember my stylist had it as an option and. I was like, no, I'm definitely not gonna wear it. It's too much color. I'm a black and white kinda gal. She was like, well just try it on and see what you think. And I put it on and the second I did, I realized there's a time and there's a place for color. And that was it.
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