Shailene Woodley is typically recognized for her chic yet demure style on the red carpet. But on Sunday, Nov. 4, the fit Big Little Lies actress flashed a rare glimpse of her best accessory: a set of long and lean, toned legs.
The 5-foot-8 star wowed at the 22nd annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills in a pair of super-cropped silver, iridescent shorts and a matching puff-sleeve top with cut-out details that highlighted her taut abs. The metallic jumpsuit — which also features a cut-out back with a black velvet bow that displayed her strong back — is by Ralph & Russo.
Woodley, who launched to fame in the young-adult Divergent series, has long been known for her devotion to alternative health methods. But for her recent role in Adrift, the real-life story of a sailor lost at sea that was released this summer, she had to completely transform her physicality. “There was a lot of physical activity in the movie,” she told Livestrong.com in July. “Before we commenced production, I did training with a local Fijian trainer who was great. We did a lot of functional training, so it wasn’t so much weights or weight machines as much as it was functional fitness and using the elements to build particular strength.”
The 26-year-old actress also admitted to eating an extremely calorie-restricted diet during filming — which she would not recommend: “For about two weeks towards the end of filming I was eating one can of salmon, two egg yolks and some steamed vegetables, and that was it. And that was gnarly.”
And though the yoga devotee stepped up her fitness routine for the open-sea adventure, having a workout regimen has long been a priority for her. “It’s important for me to feel physically strong in my day to day life,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2016. “I’ve done jujitsu. Krav Maga. I really love martial arts. There’s a YouTube video called Perfect Lean Body. This woman does leg workouts. They’re 20 minutes long and you sweat and kick your …. But they’re only 20 minutes. It’s fantastic. I use this app called Tabata Timer. It’s high interval training.”
The self-care aspect of consistent sweat sessions fits with Woodley’s entire life philosophy. As she told Us Weekly in April at the All It Takes Youth Leadership Organization Event, her best advice to young people is “to know our worth outside of any external validation. I think that’s the number one thing we have to recognize. And to listen before you speak.”
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