15 Minutes With Shailene Woodley

October 21, 2014 6:49 PM

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15 Minutes With Shailene Woodley

The first time I interviewed Shailene Woodley she was doing publicity for Alexander Payne's 2011 gem The Descendants. At the time, she was Hollywood's latest It Girl, with Oscar buzz surrounding her performance as George Clooney's on-screen, angst-ridden teenage daughter. In our conversation, Shailene shared something I found fascinating: During breaks from filming the ABC Family TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, she'd fly to New York City and work full-time at American Apparel. I'd never heard of a successful television star spending her down time working in retail, and asked her why she did it? She said she loved it.

I'm borderline obsessed with American Apparel, and am in favor of obsession in general. I feel I'm not living life to the fullest if I'm not obsessing over something. I frequent the American Apparel on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. The employees seem happy, but I can't imagine them keeping their reta...

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