We were totally shocked when Shailene Woodley was arrested while streaming the entire sitch on Facebook Live. The Divergent actress (who you’ll also recognize from her roles in Snowden and The Fault in Our Stars) was protesting the pipelines in North Dakota, but was in fact leaving and mere feet away from her vehicle when she was apprehended for trespassing, saying she was targeted because she is well known. Now that she’s been released from jail, Shailene has something to say about the sitch, and it may surprise you.
Granted, we would have been shocked if Shailene had chosen to stay totally silent (that’s so not her style), but what she did have to say was… not what we expected. But that’s certainly not a bad thing.
After posting a (gorgeous!) pic to Instagram, Shailene included the caption, “one day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside”
That may not be quite what anyone expected — i.e. there’s no direct mention of the protest or her arrest other than the hashtags — but from this star, who’s quickly become an activist icon of her time, it’s probably exactly what we should get used to.
What do you think about Shailene Woodley’s first words after her arrest? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Time; photos via Andreas Rentz/Getty)