Sometimes, it pays to be off the grid for a while; ignoring your email for a weekend or undergoing a social media purge can leave you feeling refreshed in a mjor way. But not even owning a cell phone in the first place? That takes serious guts, especially in today’s technologically dependent day in age.
Well, that’s Shailene Woodley for you. The 22-year-old star of the upcoming Divergent mega-franchise, revealed in an interview with The Daily Beast that she doesn’t own a cell phone—yes, willingly so.
Hear her out: "I don’t really have to worry about [hacking]. I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cell phone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone. There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been. I mean…just asking people for directions. Since I got rid of my phone, having to pull over and be like, ‘Hey, buddy—do you know how to get here?’ I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch. The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have."
Pretty admirable, if we don’t say so ourselves. As a movie star (and self-proclaimed hippie), it’s not like she needs to be tethered to a Gmail account to do business. She has an agent for that, guys.