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Shailene Woodley has slammed Twilight for unhealthy and toxic relationship


Hollywood star Shailene Woodley is hoping her latest film Divergent, an adaptation of a young adult novel, will top the box office but she had strong words for Twilight, another teen adaptation.“Twilight, I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship,” said Shailene. 

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It’s not the first criticism Stephanie Meyer’s teen vampire novel and worldwide phenomenon has received but Shailene went a step further. The 22-year-old actress suggested the story involving Bella Swan and vampire Edward Cullen, played by

Kristen Stewart


Robert Pattinson

, would not help the future of the world. "She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people?” asked Shailene, before adding: “That is not going to help this world evolve."

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Shailene Woodley at the Independent Spirit Awards, 2012

Shailene broke out in

George Clooney


The Descendants

in 2011 for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, but took two years out before picking her next role in the critically acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner

The Spectacular Now.

Speaking to

Teen Vogue

, Shailene says: "I didn’t do a movie for two years because I didn’t read anything that was inspiring to me.”“Everybody was like, ‘You’ve got to ride the wave!’ And I was like, ‘You ride the wave and it eventually crashes on the shore. That doesn’t work out! I’m going to just sit here and paddleboard'," she said.After


is released on 4 April, Shailene will also be promoting New York Times bestselling author John Green’s

The Fault in Our Stars

and Gregg Araki’s thriller

White Bird in a Blizzard

with Eva Green.

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