Emmy-Nominated Actress Shailene Woodley Not Ruling Out Run for Congress
Woodley, who recently co-starred in HBO series 'Big Little Lies,' is a budding political activist.
One of those could be 26-year-old Shailene Woodley, who had a breakout performance, co-starring in the much-buzzed-about HBO limited series, Big Little Lies (unfortunately, she’s pitted against fellow co-star Laura Dern in the best-supporting actress category).
But her star-power could win her a lot more than just an Emmy. In a recent interview, she did with The New York Times, Woodley said that her part in Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign emboldened her to get into politics. “There was a point last year … where I thought, ‘Huh, maybe I’ll run for Congress in a couple years.’ And you know what? I’m not going to rule it out. Who knows? Life is big, and I’m young.”
Woodley is not a stranger to politics; she made waves back in October 2016, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota—and was arrested for it, which she live-streamed on Facebook. Woodley ended up pleading guilty and getting probation for her actions.
Historically speaking, Hollywood has fared well in the political arena: Former actor Ronald Reagan was elected president; ’80s action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger served two terms as the governor of California; and Donald Trump, who starred on TV’s The Apprentice, is our current commander-in-chief.
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