Shailene Woodley shares career advice from Jennifer Lawrence: 'Don't do drugs or make a sex tape'

By Gina DiFalco,

Shailene Woodley is revealing an email exchange she shared with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, in which she asked the actress for advice before she signed on to film Divergent.

She admitted she had never met her before when she emailed her, but wanted to pick her brain about joining a big movie franchise. Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise as well as Mystique in X: Men.

"I sent her an email — I had never met her — and I was like, 'Hey, Jen! I know you don't know who I am, but I have this opportunity and I was wondering how Hunger Games affected your life, if you were happy with your decision, etc.,'" Woodley, 22, told E! News about Lawrence, 23.

"She was like, 'Listen, there are a few things that you should not do, like drugs and make a sex tape, or go to Whole Foods the day the movie opens, but it's gonna change your life in so many positive ways. Definitely do it,’” she continued.

Woodley plays Tris Prior in Divergent. Lawrence clearly knows what she’s talking about, because her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult recently said she hasn’t changed since rising to fame.

image: By Ed Van-West Garcia (Shailene Woodley) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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