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Shailene Woodley Once Hoped Her ‘Divergent’ Franchise Would Help the Return of Female Action Stars

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Shailene Woodley believed that female action stars were a thing of the past during her rise in the film industry. But she had high hopes that she’d be a part of a new generation of tough heroines after her Divergent franchise.

Shailene Woodley hoped ‘Divergent’ would help the return of female action heroes in cinema

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There were many reasons why Divergent star Shailene Woodley signed up for the once successful sci-fi series. At first, she was reluctant to lead a franchise with blockbuster potential. But advice from others like Jennifer Lawrence helped relieve her concerns.