The Divergent star says she was a late bloomer when it came to matters of the heart

By K.c. Blumm
March 17, 2014 09:00 AM
Credit: Jan Welters/Marie Claire

Maybe she just hasn’t met the right guy yet.

Shailene Woodley, who’s featured on the cover of April’s Marie Claire, tells the magazine that she isn’t sure she believes in the concept of finding “The One.”

“I just haven’t met anyone where I was like, ‘Wow, I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you,’ ” says the Divergent actress. “I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever.”

But the 22-year-old, who stars in the eagerly awaited The Fault in Our Stars, also admits that when it comes to relationships, “I was the latest bloomer there ever was. I was still playing with Barbies at 14 and didn’t have my first kiss until 15½. He had big, beautiful lips, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with those.’ ”

And if and when she does find somebody to spend time with, she’s not going to be Tweeting about it and sharing selfies on Instagram.

“The whole social media thing is just a little too weird for me,” she says. “We’re all such narcissists, and that’s what social media caters to. Our society conditions us to be our own planets, which is great. Independent thinking is so important. But we expect everyone around us to be our moons.”

That sounds just like something her former movie dad, George Clooney would say, and it’s no coincidence, because Woodley admits that “he’s still one of my favorite human beings.”

“The things he talks about in the press, like going to Africa, are about one-thirtieth of the things he does,” she says of the Oscar winner and humanitarian, who played her father in 2011’s The Descendants. “My mom and George are probably the only two people I’ve ever met who are truly genuine givers.”