Actress Slams 'Twilight' Franchise as 'Toxic and Unhealthy' 8 years ago

Actress Slams 'Twilight' Franchise as 'Toxic and Unhealthy'

Actress Shailene Woodley has hit out at the Twilight franchise, saying it depicts a "very unhealthy and toxic relationship'.

The Descendants star this week slammed the hugely successful series, which stars Robert Pattinson and real-life ex-girlfriend Kristin Stewart, as setting a bad example for its young viewers.

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"Twilight, I'm sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she's going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve."

Woodley will soon take on the lead role in sci-fi franchise Divergent, which hits screens in Ireland in April and spoke of her difficulties in adjusting to the form.

"Doing an action movie is completely different from one based in reality. It's much harder to act with a green screen than with another human being.  There are so many special effects in this film, so it was really amazing to see how they turned out."

2012 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet

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And she revealed that she was convinced to take on the role by The Hunger Games star and all-round legend Jennifer Lawrence, who starred as Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of the Suzanne Collins trilogy.

In a series of emails, J-Law told Shailene: "You must do it. You will not regret it for a second. Yes, there are some hard things, but there are so many beautiful things that will come from an opportunity like this."