Shailene Woodley - Shailene Woodley: Fandom is weird

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Shailene Woodley finds fans ''strange''.

The 'Divergent' actress admits she finds it hard to relate to the obsessive ''screaming fandom'' she sometimes encounters as she never felt that way about celebrities when she was younger, so she tries to ''remove'' herself from such encounters.

She said: ''The whole fan thing is very strange to me, because I've never had anybody that I have gone crazy for, like whether it was an actor or a musician.

''And so it's a weird thing for me to relate to, especially the screaming sort of young fandom, the 'Twilight', 'Hunger Games', 'Divergent' world caters to.

''So I kind of actually try to like actively remove myself from the situation. There's this idea that actors and that musicians or models or whatever are better than the fans, and the fans look up to them because they're an actor. People that I look up to in life are people who make a difference, and brave, strong women.''

''I've met people where I'm like, 'Hi, I'm Shai,' and they can't even see me because they're screaming, and I'm making eye contact with them, but they're not there. And that, to me, is weird.''

The 22-year-old star doesn't try to be a role model but is happy if some of the ways she lives her life will inspire others.

She added in an interview with the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine: ''I don't know how quite to do that except remove myself from the situation and live my life, and if that inspires people, then I guess that's what a role model is.

''The greatest people who have inspired me in my life don't go out trying to be a role model. They just are devoted, and they're not afraid of what other people think of them.''


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