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EXCLUSIVE: Shailene Woodley Talks 'Divergent' TV Movie At Comic-Con -- See What She Said!

by Jennifer Drysdale 4:20 PM PDT, July 21, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Shailene Woodley Talks 'Divergent' TV Movie At Comic-Con -- See What She Said!

Lionsgate may have announced days ago that the fourth and final film of the Divergent series, Ascendant, would skip theaters and be released as a TV movie, but according to the star of the action franchise, Shailene Woodley, she had no idea.

ET caught up with the 24-year-old actress at Comic-Con on the red carpet for her new film, Snowden, where she revealed that the update on Ascendant's release was definitely news to her!

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"I know nothing about it. I know all you know, which is I got off a plane yesterday and I was like, 'Oh, that’s interesting that they decided to say that,'" she told ET's Ashley Crossan. "I don't have any information."

By this point, Woodley is used to filling in the blanks. The actress stars opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden, in which she plays Lindsay Mills, Edward Snowden's girlfriend. And as Woodley told ET, while her character was a real person, given the nature of the Snowden case, all she used to inform her portrayal of Mills was a "social media sighting."

"It was very foreign to me to play someone who is real, because not only am I trying to feel truthful and grounded in the dialogue that Oliver [Stone] and Kieran Fitzgerald, the writers of the film, created, but I'm also trying to pay homage to a living, breathing woman, without knowing that woman," Woodley admitted, adding that she didn't meet Mills until they were almost finished filming.

"All I could base my character off [was] a social media sighting that I had found," the California native revealed. "She just had a blog, she was a self-portrait photographer, so I could kind of pick and feel out who she was."

"I felt a lot of pressure," she said of wanting to portray Mills correctly. "I wanted her to feel secure and also that her integrity was intact."

Snowden hits theaters on Sept. 16.

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