Did Shailene Woodley commit the ultimate thespian sin by not completely supporting the promotion of a movie that she is in? This is the question that is still circulating within Hollywood entertainment insiders and movie fans throughout the Internet. Recently, in December 2013 Shailene Woodley added fuel to a public relations nightmare for her recent completed movie "The Fault in Our Stars" when she stated that she did not agree with how the "tag line" used to promote the movie on posters and throughout the Internet.
The advertisement headline is "One Sick Love Story" as the movie is about two teens who fall in love and both are fighting cancer.
Actress Shailene Woodley is one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood. She has received immense critical acclaim having won the Independent Best Supporting Female Award for her role in the 2011 movie "The Descendants" and also won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for her performance in the movie "Spectactular Now" at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She may be only 22 years old but she has been in the acting profession for 15 years. She is a veteran actress and is considered by many to have the acting talent to become a huge Hollywood star.
However, her comments have helped bring additional criticism to the movie producer and the author of the book on which the movie is based and many entertainment observers wonder if her voicing her opinion about not agreeing with how the movie is promoted will impact the decisions of movie writers, producers and directors to make her part of their casts. It is one thing to criticize a movie promotion privately but to publicly criticize the marketing efforts of a movie that you are part of could potentially come back to haunt an actress in the competitive world of Hollywood.
Shailene Woodley has several movies that will be released in the next year but movie executives have very long memories and it will be interesting to see if they hold a grudge against this young actress, especially if this highly anticipated movie does not dominate at the box office or during awards season.