Shailene Woodley is my Jessica Darling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 8, 2011 15:59:24 December 8, 2011 15:59:24

Have you seen The Descendants? IΓÇÖm not as hard for The Descendants as everyone else. Clooney wasnΓÇÖt believable to me.  And that voiceover was the worst. And why was it so obvious? From the father-in-law to the punk kid who turns out to be not so punk to his final decision at the end...

You know when you look around and youΓÇÖre like, sh-t, I must be a dumb, artless bitch because I donΓÇÖt see what everyone else is seeing...? ThatΓÇÖs me and The Descendants. It didnΓÇÖt suck, no, but I yawned a few times and now I canΓÇÖt barely remember it. But for Shailene Woodley. You canΓÇÖt take your eyes off of her. And I know youΓÇÖre looking at these photos like, whatΓÇÖs the big deal but this girl, sheΓÇÖs so much better with no makeup on in the movie and her hair loose around her face than in still photographs. I wonΓÇÖt argue with you if youΓÇÖre seeing these shots and thinking sheΓÇÖs rather ordinary. In two dimension her beauty is greatly diminished, I agree.

But when you watch her? SheΓÇÖs incredibly compelling. I think IΓÇÖve found my Jessica Darling. (Have you read the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty yet? WHY NOT???)

HereΓÇÖs Shailene at The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment event yesterday. I like that sheΓÇÖs not wearing earrings. It keeps it her age. At the same time, sheΓÇÖs also not dressed like an infant. Very good styling so far in her first season. I think Woodley will get a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Looking forward to watching how she navigates all these carpets.

Wenn, Frazer Harrison/Getty

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