To make her decision, Woodley explained, she consulted with many of her respected peers, including The Descendants’ director, Alexander Payne, and perhaps the only person who could truthfully advise her on the experience of a Hunger Games–type stardom: Jennifer Lawrence.
“I have still yet to meet Jennifer in the flesh, but I had a slight interaction with her where I asked her about Hunger Games and what it was like, and her life and how much it has changed. It was nice asking someone who has been through the process and is kind of seasoned in the young-adult franchise,” Woodley said. “She gave me really beautiful advice and said that I should definitely take it.”
Among the charming Oscar winner’s words of wisdom:
“It will be the best thing that ever happened. But don’t be an idiot, do a sex tape, do drugs. And go to Whole Foods when your movie opens.”
When we mentioned that joining the Hunger Games franchise seemed to work out for Lawrence, or at least not hold her back—she won her first Academy Award earlier this year, forSilver Linings Playbook—Woodley voiced her admiration for the star and potential role model:
“She’s a badass. She’s amazing.”
“In addition to her advice, I kind of came to the conclusion that there is a lot of beauty that can come of something like this, and if it’s successful, there are a lot of great things that you can do with that kind of attention.”
Source: Vanity Fair