Shailene Woodley has nothing but admiration for Malia Obama!
The 25-year-old actress appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday, where she dished on running into Barack and Michelle Obama's eldest daughter during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah last month.
Ironically, Woodley has a close pal named Malia, which caused a little confusion when friends told her to go say "hi" to the former first daughter.
"One of my best friend's name is Malia, and I was there with some friends, and they were like, 'Shay, Malia is over there, you should go say hi!' and I was like, 'I'll talk to her in a minute,'" Woodley told Meyers. "And they're like, 'No, like, you should probably go say hi,' and I was like, 'No, I'll talk to her later.' And they're like, 'It's MALIA OBAMA!' And I was like,'Malia Obama is not here!' And she was, she was there at Sundance to hear what the chairman from Standing Rock had to say and some of the water protectors had to say."
The Big Little Lies star also gushed over Malia's decision to attend the protest.
"I thought that was really moving and inspiring that, despite who you are, who your family is, where you come from, it was neat to see her be invested personally and separately from her family in these causes," she added.
Woodley has been vocal against the controversial DAPTL construction, and was arrested in October while protesting in solidarity with Native American tribes at Standing Rock in North Dakota.
Last month, Woodley appeared on MSNBC in response to President Donald Trump approving construction at the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
"We mobilize," she explained of how protesters should react to Trump's executive order. "What we can do now as a population, and as a society, is hold our corporations accountable, hold our banks accountable."
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