Shailene Woodley is to memorable sound bites what Jennifer Lawrence is to trips on the red carpet. Woodley, 22, has recently been in the public eye promoting her latest feature, the film adaption of the best-selling YA book “Divergent,” and in her wake, has left behind a trail of memorable quotes solidifying her hippie-chick ways. Here's a roundup of the top six best gems spoken by Woodley in recent weeks during her “Divergent” movie press tour:
“Clay is one of the best things you can put in your body.” In an interview with IntoTheGloss.com, Woodley discussed some of her favorite beauty and health products, clay being one of her top picks. Unfortunately, for the film star and everyone around her, her clay-eating habits (clay has health properties, which she said that she learned after questioning an African taxi driver about his native customs), makes everything from her skin to her bowel movements “smell like metal.” Lovely.
“Another thing I like to do is give my vagina a little vitamin D.” A visit to the gynecologist ranks second in Woodley’s book to a good dose of sunshine. When prompted to discuss her favorite natural ways to heal her body, the actress said letting vitamin D soak in where the sun doesn’t shine is a great alternative for treating yeast infections and other women genital issues. “If you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine,” she clarified.
“I only shampoo [my hair] once a month.” While Woodley isn’t the first and certainly not the last person to admit to washing their hair only once a month -- “the oiler, the better,” she said -- it does make the quote both memorable and cringe-worthy.
“Let’s hug it out.” Woodley’s hippie ways trump professionalism because according to the former Golden Globe nominee, hugs are better than handshakes. “I love hugging. It’s like I’m real, you’re real, let’s hug it out. Instead of like a handshake and then you’re like hmm, I don’t know where that hand’s been,” Woodley told Jimmy Fallon during a March 12 appearance on “The Tonight Show.” But just any only old hug won’t do for Woodley who specified that she only likes hugging on the left. “A little heart to heart action. I feel like inherently we go to the other side, the right, but what’s that about? Maybe it says something about our society that we go to the right and not to the heart,” she explained.
“Do you guys have any raw garlic?” When Fallon asked Woodley to share some of her favorite herbs for keeping up her immune system during the winter, the actress admitted that she loves to eat garlic. “Here’s the thing if you’re feeling sick, eat raw garlic,” she said, admitting to eating some raw cloves from room service before her TV appearance. “I had some this morning, so you might be like, ‘Shai, stay away because you have fire dragon breath,’ But raw garlic is so good for you," she added. Other herbs Woodley likes are horseradish (which amusingly looks quite phallic) and ginger, in case you were interested.
“There are a lot of mountains with a lot of water.” During a February appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Woodley discussed her hobby of collecting her own water from fresh mountain streams. Kimmel then pointed out that wild animals are most likely urinating in the natural springs that she works so hard to collect and drink from when she’s not traveling. Woodley claimed that she's content with her decision. “You have to be careful about it though, you could have some danger zones ... something funky in the water," she joked.
"Divergent," directed by Neil Burger, hits theaters this Friday.