Shailene Woodley Talks 'Super F**ked Up' Family: 'I Came Home to Things That Weren't Great'

Alex Ungerman

Shailene Woodley is grateful for her family.

The Snowden star is opening up about how growing up with a psychologist father and counselor mother shaped her perspective in a new interview with Net-A-Porter magazine.

"I came home to things that weren't great," Woodley admits, noting that her family had a policy of taking in those in need, including runaways and people fleeing domestic violence. "My family is super-f**ked up in many ways, but they are also my everything."

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"They would do anything for me, and I would do anything for them," she adds. "That's a lot more than most people can say about their families. I'm grateful for the s**t that happened."

Woodley's parents would also make her and her brother hug it out on the lawn after a fight, or take the other side in arguments the actress would get into with classmates at school.

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"That was the kind of reverse, manipulative psychology my parents were into!" she says. "Oh, I hated it. Now, of course, I understand ... It gave me a broader outlook: just put yourself in another person's shoes."

It's no surprise then that Woodley thinks a lot of Hollywood has a privilege problem.

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"I have a hard time having political conversations in Hollywood," Woodley says. "Most people there are so privileged, they don't see the 99 percent of America, because they don't have to. It's hard for people like that to see another perspective."

Watch the video below for why Woodley chose not to take part in the Divergent TV series.

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