Shailene: I love people for 'who they are'

Shailene Woodley has insisted she falls in love with people "based on who they are" but remained coy when asked if she had a love interest at the moment.

Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley falls in love with people "based on who they are".

The 'Insurgent star - who has remained tight-lipped on her love life - also wants prospective partners to fall in love with her in the same way.

She said: "I'm all-loving. I fall in love with people based on who they are. I never want to fall in love like this."

Explaining her point through body language, she held her arms out before moving her arms behind her back and adding, "I always want to love like this."

She continued: "Heart-centered. Like, 'This is who I am! And I love you if you love me for who this person is. And if not, I'll still love you, but I ain't fallin' in love with you!"

The 23-year-old actress also opened up about how she learnt to love herself first and foremost from her grandmother, who told her when she was younger: "The most important thing in life is self-love. You've got to take care of yourself, and you gotta live from your deep heart."

Shailene added to the new issue of ELLE magazine: "The words 'deep heart' just always stuck with me. I was like, 'Well, what is a deep heart? What does it actually mean?' What I've come to determine in my life is that my deep heart is my - it's my compassion, empathy and intuition.

"Your intuition never wants to be mean to somebody. The way that they express themselves could be rude or seen as douchey or whatnot. But maybe they're scared, or had no one there to support them."

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