Shailene Woodley thought about stopping acting after recording the third Divergent film. The American actress felt disappointed after the small success of the film and decided to take a break.
Although she would not want to change the film afterwards, Woodley doubted the next step in her career.
“The last film felt a bit like a disappointment for all the people who have worked with it,” says the actress in conversation with online magazine PorterEdit.
“That made me think, I realized that I had to gain a bit more experience outside of the film industry and had to fall in love with acting again, the last thing that happened to me during the filming of Big Little Lies .”
Before the actress got a role in this HBO series, she did not act for a long time and asked her agents not to send her any more scripts. “They respected that for almost a year,” says Woodley. Then suddenly she was sent the Big Little Lies script. “I thanked them and let them know they still have no interest.”
But her agents insisted, and when the actress followed their advice, she fell in love with the script. When after that also protagonist Laura Dern, with whom Woodley collaborated in the film The Fault in Our Stars, called her, the actress was convinced.
Big Little Lies is about three mothers, played by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Woodley. Their perfect lives derail when they are faced with murder. At the end of 2017 it was announced that a second season of the series is coming.