Ansel Elgort Says He Isn't 'Sexually' Attracted to Shailene Woodley

by Zach Seemayer 7:05 PM PDT, March 16, 2015
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Ansel Elgort wants the world to know that a guy and a girl can’t just be friends. Unless it’s him and his Insurgent co-star Shailene Woodley.

In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Elgort revealed he’s never been attracted to Woodley, despite their long friendship.

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"If a woman is really pretty, it’s kind of hard, I’m not going to lie." Elgort said when asked whether or not men and woman can have non-romantic friendships. "Actually, that’s not true. Me and Shailene have a really platonic relationship. I’ve never once wanted her sexually, which is nice. But for me, if a person is someone I’m attracted to, and she’s my best friend, hopefully we’re dating."

Not wanting each other sexually may have been helpful when it came to keeping things from being awkward when they had to get intimate during The Fault in Our Stars.

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While on the subject of dating, Elgort also opened up about what he likes to do on a date, saying, "I like romantic dates -- going on a long walk in Central Park and then taking the subway downtown and going out to eat and ordering oysters. After that, you walk around again and talk."

"I love doing romantic sh*t," the 21-year-old star added. "It’s fun. It’s like you’re living in a movie."

Photo: Seventeen

Check out the video below for more from Elgort and Woodley about the true nature of their relationship.