Chances are, you probably haven't heard of Shailene Woodley or Divergent, so we'll explain...

Divergent is the first of three movie adaptations of a mega-popular, post-apocalyptic trilogy aimed at young adults.

Its leading lady is a seemingly normal yet absolutely kick-ass young woman who must fight for survival in a hostile world.

If you've seen Hunger Games (and it's OK if it was just for Jennifer Lawrence), you'll definitely hear some bells ringing. They're not a million miles away, but Divergent and its 2015 and 2016 follow-ups are set to be just as massive.

We won't judge you if you want to check out the trailer:


So where does Shailene Woodley fit into this? The 22-year-old American actress is set to wear the heroine's boots. So you'd better get used to her.

Shailene Woodley

And judging from this photo taken at Divergent's UK premiere, we think you'll manage just fine.

But does Shailene have the credentials to take on the leading role in a major sci-fi action thriller? Could she really be the next Jennifer Lawrence?

Shailene Woodley

Sexy, futuristic pixie hair? Check. Ridiculously hot action heroine body? Check. Bit of a red carpet joker? Check.

She already has a Golden Globe nomination under her belt, when she got the nod for Best Supporting Actress for her role alongside George Clooney in 2011's The Descendants. Here she is looking amazing on the red carpet.

Shailene Woodley

If you like cinema on a smaller scale, she also appeared in the lesser-known French thriller White Bird in a Blizzard, where she takes her top off and utters the words, "If I don't see a dick soon, I'm gonna explode."

We'll let you Google that one yourself.

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