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Why Shailene Woodley Doesn't Have a Cell Phone

Hallie Stephens
Yahoo Celebrity
March 10, 2014

Shailene Woodley isn't your typical Hollywood star, and you definitely won't be seeing her buried in her cell phone anytime soon.

In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, the "Divergent" star said that she — GASP! — doesn't own a cell phone. The 23-year–old explained, "I'm not a big technology person. I don't even have a smartphone. I don't even have a cell phone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip phone."

Her decision to be mobile-free came after she realized there's "a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there's ever been." And since ditching the electronics, Shailene admits the outcome has bettered her communication. "Since I got rid of my phone, [I'm] having to pull over and be like, 'Hey, buddy — do you know how to get here?' I'm talking to people more than I've ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch," she explained. "The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have."

But that's not the only way Shailene enjoys the simpler life. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress revealed that while many of her peers may be spending big bucks on Robertson Blvd., you won't catch her shopping at the big-name department stores. She told the mag, "I exclusively buy used clothes. I'm going to be a citizen of this planet, and I'm going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her." Shailene was even photographed walking barefoot on the red carpet at a screening of A24's "The Spectacular Now" back in 2013.

And like her character Beatrice Prior in "Divergent," the starlet is incredibly self-sufficient. She told The Daily Beast, "The producers [of "Divergent"] asked me what I liked to do in my spare time and I told them I used to study how to survive in the wild — how to make shelter, build fire, and create weapons out of the ecosystem."

<p?Shailene also totes a glass Mason jar for drinking water to avoid exposing herself to the chemicals used in plastic and when she is in L.A., she even treks into the mountains to collect natural spring water and berries.

Check out the vid to see Shailene barefoot on the red carpet, and be sure to tune in to "The Insider" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.