Insurgent star Shailene Woodley: 'I think the future of food is insects'

Actress says she’s eaten ants and June bugs, and they were ‘great’

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The Independent Online

Shailene Woodley, the star of the Divergent film trilogy and The Fault in Our Stars has revealed a personal predilection for an unlikely food source: bugs.

“I’ve eaten ants and that was great,” she told Nylon magazine. “And June bugs, that was great.”

Woodley, 23, is the magazine’s cover star this month and voiced her penchant for insects during a behind-the-scenes interview during the cover shoot.


When asked about the strangest thing she had eaten, the actress admitted to trying ants and June bugs, before saying: “I think the future of food is insects, so we’ll see what happens.”

Woodley, who was celebrated for performance as George Clooney’s daughter in ‘The Decendents’, was this year nominated for the EE Bafta Rising Star award and returns to screens this month as ‘Tris’ in the second instalment of the Divergent trilogy, Insurgent.

Last year the actress said she would love to play Stevie Nicks in a film, whom she admires for being “so fully herself and undividedly herself”.