The young actor on love, death and the age of the human soul
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Shailene Woodley was so passionate about John Green’s love story that she offered to work as a caterer on the set of the movie if she didn’t get the role of Hazel. She needn’t have worried. The 22-year-old brought both Green and the director to tears during her audition. Off set, Woodley is as famous for her eccentric beliefs as she is for her exceptional talent: she’s a proponent of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle that involves eating clay, sunning herself between her legs and not owning a cell phone. Woodley sat down with TIME to talk about what makes a healthy partnership, the afterlife and why she’s not a feminist.