Shailene Woodley On Being Cut From The Amazing Spider-Man 2: ‘Oh, my God, Was I Awful?’

Her insecurity lasted for one night only, though

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by Fiona Byrne |
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Shailene Woodley has opened up aboutthe trauma of being cut out of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but says that after the initial shock had passed, she took a quite zen-like approach to the situation.

‘For a few hours it was literally like, ‘Oh, my God, was I awful? Why did they cut me? What are people going to think?’ she says in the July issue of Vanity Fair, of which she is the cover star.

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But after a night’s sleep, she says she felt better: ‘I woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘O.K., it makes total sense.’ I’m a pretty spiritual person, so I can just sit back and trust that everything happens for a reason, even if my ego doesn’t like it.’ Wow, we're not sure we would be so, er, cool about being cut out of a giant blockbuster movie.

And while Shailene is known to be quite civic-minded, she actually feels that instead of trying to change the world by vocally campaigning for major political causes, her current raison d'être is to just be herself: ‘I do feel like one of my gifts is to be open and lovely—simple things like smiling at strangers and having kind, small interactions. I think that is what’s going to ultimately shift things.’

Main picture: Getty/Vanity Fair cover by Miguel Reveriego

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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