Woodley, who is being hailed as a rising star, has set off some media speculation on whether or not the young actress is bisexual, since she gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, where she remains unclear on her love life. As reporter Tatiana Siegel writes:
“She won’t elaborate on her love life. The best she offers is a vague assessment of romance or friendship (I’m not sure which). “I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are,” [Woodley] says.
Meanwhile, Woodley has been linked with actor Miles Teller, star of That Awkward Moment and also with a key role in Divergent. During the same interview, Teller is said to confuse matters even more when he comments on his relationship with Woodley; “I would say we have like a sibling relationship,” he jokes, “but with moments of sexual tension”.
Although Shailene Woodley would be relatively unknown here in Europe, many film critics are praising the young actress’ work, comparing her to the likes of Jennifer Lawrence. Divergent is released in Ireland on April 4.