Shailene Woodley plays a sailor lost at sea in her upcoming movie “Adrift,” and put herself through a torturous diet to look the part, living off roughly 350 calories a day, about a third of normal, according to diet sources. Don’t try this at home.
The 26-year-old actress plays Tami Oldham whose ship is struck by a huge storm, leaving her and her shipmate stranded in the ocean. She had to look the part of an emaciated sailor and says her diet left her feeling “fucking miserable.”
“I can’t sleep when I’m hungry, so I would have a glass of wine to basically pass the fuck out,” she says. “For the last two weeks, I had a can of salmon, some steamed broccoli and two egg yolks every day — 350 calories.
Shailene has been noted for her off-beat diets.
Woodley said in one interview that she thinks insects are the next big food trend. She’s also known for eating clay, although experts say it has no beneficial effects and bone broth.
“I’ve eaten ants and that was great, and June bugs; that was great,” she said. “I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”
Woodley gets a mean sunburn in the first new trailer. It shows her taking command of her storm ravaged sailboat and nursing mate, Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) back to health as they struggle to survive.
The movie has all the makings of an adventure in paradise. The two meet and fall in love in a Tahiti. They get the opportunity of a lifetime to ferry a yacht from Tahiti to California across a 1,000 mile expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
It really is an adventure in paradise for the two love birds until the encounter one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. They battle mountainous waves until their boat is finally swamped by a giant sea swell. After that things are so swell aboard.
Tami survives relatively unscathed inside the boat, but Richard is cast over the side with broken ribs and a gnarly looking shinbone. Tami saves him and they begin and terrifying ordeal trying to survive in their heavily damaged boat, which manages to remain afloat… barely.
As for her own nudity on-screen, Shailene is down with it. She went nude in “White Bird in a Blizzard,” for a love scene with an older man played by “Thomas Jane.”
“I’m totally comfortable with nudity,” she says. “I’m not sure it empowers me as an actress or anything, but if I’m going to do a movie with sex scenes, then I’m going to be naked, because I don’t know about you, but I don’t have sex with bras and panties on.”
She’s got a point there.
Check out a trailer below and see Woodley’s shockingly thin frame.
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