Shailene Woodley said she had “the darkest, most difficult time” of her life while filming an upcoming series.
The 31-year-old Big Little Lies actress stars in Three Women, which explores women’s lives through sex and relationships.
Speaking to Net-A-Porter’s digital company Porter about filming the Showtime series between October 2021 and May 2022, Woodley said, “It was difficult to shoot because I was going through the darkest, most difficult time of my life; It was winter in New York and my private life was crap, so for eight months I felt like a big pain bubble.
“I was so grateful that at least I was able to go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character.”
Woodley, also known for the misfit film series and romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars, confirmed in February 2021 that he was engaged to American football quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The following year, in March, People magazine reported that they were breaking up.
While discussing social media, Woodley also told Porter: “Honestly, it never struck me that millions of people around the world were really watching and paying attention to these things.
“Then I dated someone very, very famous in America. It was the first time I had a ‘celebrity’ relationship without being quoted, and I followed the reviews, the opinions, the desire for people to know about my life, his life, and ours – it just felt like a violation. That way, it was fun before.
Featuring performances from Showtime’s She’s Gotta Have It’s DeWanda Wise, GLOW’s Betty Gilpin, and In My Skin’s Gabrielle Creevy, Three Women’s “memorable portrayal of American female desire” and time-lapse to radically reverse the three women said it was about “on a route”. their lives”.
Woodley said he was “stunned” by the discovery of sex and privacy while reading Lisa Taddeo’s best-selling novel of the same name, which won an award at the British Book Awards in 2020.
“At a very young age I became obsessed with sex, intimacy and the way we relate to it as Americans,” he added.
She also said she was “disappointed” with fairy tales that were supposed to empower women, not actually helping them.
Woodley added: “My conversation with Lisa was about that; we’re not trying to do a show here that encourages women all over the world to be the best versions of themselves – it’s just a show that acknowledges the reality women face.
– To read the full interview with Woodley, go to https://www.net-a-porter.com/en-gb/porter/article-6735f3ca5e559850.