Shailene Woodley says she had a hard time filming last year because of what she was going through personally.
In a recently published interview with “Porter,” the actress discussed her experience working on “Three Women,” Showtime’s adaptation of Lisa Taddeo’s New York Times best-selling study on the sex lives of women in America. .
While filming in New York from October 2021 to May 2022, Woodley said, “It was hard filming because I was going through the darkest, most difficult time of my life.”
“It was winter in New York and my personal life was shit, so I felt like a big bubble of pain for eight months,” she told the publication. “I was so grateful that I could at least go to work and cry and process my emotions through my character.”
That was when the “Big Little Lies” star was splitting up with her then-fiancé, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Woodley, who had confirmed their engagement in February 2021, had an apparently amicable breakup a year later, with a source telling CNN at the time: “They’ve drifted apart, they both have busy careers and unfortunately their relationship took a backseat. ”.
In her interview with Porter, Woodley opened up about how difficult it was for their relationship to be of such social media interest.
“Honestly, I never realized that millions of people around the world were watching these things and paying attention to them,” he said.
“Then I dated someone in America who was very, very famous,” Woodley continued. “It was the first time he had an unquote ‘famous’ relationship, and I saw [the] the scrutiny, the opinions, the desire for people to know about my life, his life and ours, it just felt violating in a way that, before, was funny.”
Everything was made even more difficult, he said, because he considers himself “a very private person.”
“I found that whenever I posted something, I instantly felt like I was sharing too much of who I am with people I didn’t necessarily trust,” Woodley said, adding that she deleted Instagram from her phone and that helped.