I know, I know. We’re all tired of hearing things like “Jennifer Lawrence is our ideal BFF” and “I wanna be besties with J-Law!” I get it. But Shailene Woodley wants you to know she doesn’t feel that way and is on a mission to make J-Law her actual best friend. I never knew how much I wanted this to happen, so it better happen.
Now that Shailene is starring in the Divergent franchise, she’s admittedly terrified (and justifiably so) of all of the attention that will undoubtedly come along with that for the next few years. Naturally, she did what most of us would do: she reached out to Jennifer Lawrence for her input.
“She was like, ‘Small things will change, but if you stay who you are, nothing will change. The big picture won’t change. It’s only going to make your life greater and you’ll be so grateful for it. Don’t be stupid, don’t make a sex tape, don’t do drugs, don’t go to Whole Foods the day the movie opens, and you’ll be fine!’ I thought, ‘I’m gonna love this chick when I meet her.’”
Honestly, I’m so relieved Jennifer lost out on the Oscar this year because now I feel like it’s okay to like her again. Okay, I never really stopped. I just didn’t want it to turn into an Anne Hathaway situation… which it apparently did for a lot of people. Like beautifully insufferable modern Ombre Jesus Jared Leto, for one. While I still can’t stomach Anne (and not in a “let’s pit women against women” way, it’s more like a “she gives me a cavity” way), even with this awards season being overly saturated with Jennifer Lawrence GIFs galore, I find that I can still tolerate her quite a bit. I think it’s pretty cool that Shailene reached out to her for advice. I wonder why she didn’t ask Kristen Stewart? Weird!
Count me in for a Jennifer/Shailene/me Whole Foods date the day after Divergent opens!