Shailene Woodley is such an interesting person — whenever she’s interviewed, you know she’ll always dazzle you with her unique perspectives, and interesting anecdotes. Currently hitting up talk shows and magazines to promote her new film Snowden, she decided to open up and talk about her family a bit. Interestingly enough, the stories she shares help identify why she’s so unique.
Recently, she sat down with writer Natalie Evans-Harding of NET-A-PORTER.com‘s digital magazine, The EDIT. Evans-Harding asked her a few questions about what Woodley’s situation was like growing up, and Woodley was both honest and reflective.
Woodley then described an “incident” to illustrate her point — when she was younger, and got into an argument with her brother Tanner, her parents made them “hug it out” on the front lawn in front of their house for long spans of time. I guess in a way to show the world that yes, the Woodley family is filled with love.
Woodley also mentioned that her parents often didn’t rally behind her when she was having trouble with school bullies. Sure, they cared, but they wanted her to think of the big picture.
But no matter what, this intriguing method of parenting definitely made Woodley who she is. And she’s, without a doubt, a sweet and kindhearted person. Way to go, Mom and Dad.