Shailene Woodley told The Daily Beast: ‘Oftentimes in films, even if you do have a really strong woman, there’s jealousy and envy among her sisters. So you’ll have this really empowered leader, who’s a chick, and then she has some sort of envious relationship with another woman in the movie.
And in ['Divergent'], there’s no envy and no jealousy-no ridiculous girl-fights. The Fault In Our Stars” actress went on to examine the responsibilities women have to each other. It’s such an important message to send out there in this age of feminism because, yes, men need to respect women, and women need to be the leads of films,
But at the same time, how do we expect men to respect women if women don’t respect women? A big theme in my life is sisterhood, and I think that this movie is a really great representation of that-of being there and supporting one-another without the malicious attacks that so often come in movies and media. So many women feel so much anger towards other women.’
Shailene admitted that she does not consider the sex a person is when it comes to falling in love: ‘I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are.’