Why 22-Year-Old Actress Shailene Woodley Doesn’t Have a Cell Phone
March 10, 2014 Leave a comment
While celebrities may be known for having all the “finer things in life,” that isn’t always the case. Actress Shailene Woodley doesn’t have a smartphone, or even a regular cell phone.
“The thing with privacy is I’m just going to make sure that whatever I hold sacred stays sacred. What I hold dear to my heart is nobody’s business in the same way whatever you hold dear to your heart is nobody’s business, unless you’re willing to share that,” the actress told The Daily Beast.
Privacy is a huge concern for celebrities today. Naked photos, phone numbers, and more have been leaked for numerous celebrities. Some due to old romances trying to make money, but for many, it was due to a phone hack.
While Woodley isn’t currently a household name, she knows her stardom will come with the anticipated success of “Divergent,” a movie based on the trilogy by Veronica Roth. Due to this, she just avoids technology altogether and forces herself to communicate (and navigate) directly.
The actress stated that,
“As far as the hacking stuff goes, I don’t really have to worry about that. I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cellphone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone. There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been. I mean … just asking people for directions. Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, ‘Hey, buddy—do you know how to get here?’ I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch. The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.”
Woodley has explained that she practices re–wilding, which she has described as “basically about adapting to your current situation. If you’re in the city, then you can’t go back to hunter-and-gatherer times, so you have to adapt to the lifestyle that’s out there.” She also gathers her own spring water and makes her own medicine.