The INSIDER Summary:
- On the 2017 Emmys red carpet, Shailene Woodley said she doesn’t watch TV.
- “I’m a reader, so I always read a book instead of turning on my TV,” she told E! News.
- Shailene Woodley was nominated for an Emmy this year for her role in “Big Little Lies.”
On Sunday evening all eyes were on the biggest television stars in the world hit as they hit the 2017 Emmys red carpet. But “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley struck a nerve with some viewers at home when she told E! News that she doesn’t have time to watch TV.
“I haven’t had a TV since I moved out of my parents house when I was 18,” Woodley said.
Woodley was nominated for an Emmy this year for best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie.
“When do people have time to [watch TV]?” Woodley said to E! News. “I’m a reader, so I always read a book instead of turning on my TV.”
You can watch the full video of the interview below, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.
Best Supporting Actress nom Shailene Woodley of #BigLittleLies: “All my friends who watch TV — I just ask them when they have time to” #Emmys pic.twitter.com/RglRqR6s9i
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 17, 2017
People on Twitter, many of which are film or TV critics, thought Woodley’s comments about TV were ironic given that she was at a television award show.
Shailene Woodley smirking into the camera and saying “I’m a reader” while at the big TV awards is good
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) September 17, 2017
2017, in a nutshell, is Shaliene Woodley disparaging TV, “who has the time?” while attending the Emmys.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) September 17, 2017
Shailene Woodley talks about how she can’t believe anyone has time for tv….at the emmys, because of her tv show & doesn’t see the irony?????
— Hilary Landers (@HilaryLanders) September 17, 2017
People began making jokes about Woodley’s fondness for nature and holistic products or remedies. Woodley made waves in 2014 when she advised women to sun their private parts, claiming that the vitamin D could help with genital issues like yeast infections.
Shailene Woodley does not own a TV, but when the Red Wedding happened, a fawn walked up to her and shed a single tear, and she just knew
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 17, 2017
Shailene Woodley speaking to every reporter:
don’t own a TV, I was carried here by birds, just stepped out of a refreshing manure bath
— Joel Pavelski (@joelcifer) September 17, 2017
“How do ppl have time to watch tv? PERSONALLY I am so busy chatting up all the random woodland butterflies who land on me” -Shailene Woodley
— Kat Timpf (@KatTimpf) September 17, 2017
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