Shailene chatted with MTV News about the future of the show as it prepared to celebrate its 100th episode and shared this:
“A quarter of my life has been spent on ’Secret Life.’ I’m 20 and I’ve been doing it for five years, so I think the best moments have been when all the cast members get to work together and we get to collaborate and share experiences. We all grew up together.”
“I think we were all surprised it has lasted this long,” she continued about the show’s successful run. “None of us had ever done television before, and I don’t think any of us knew what to expect. And the fact that it has lasted this long continues to be a shocker. I think that the themes that we deal with, although they are exaggerated, I think the themes at their core are very relatable.”
But, the future is bright for Shailene. While she’s managed to be a small-screen presence since the show kicked off in 2008, she also made the leap to big-screen star after starring alongside George Clooney in last year’s “The Descendants.” It was a role that earned her much critical acclaim and an MTV Movie Awards Golden Popcorn.
Now, she can cash in those movie star chips. She’s got two films currently on the horizon, including “The Spectacular Now” about a high school senior who, as an experiment, wants to date a social outcast—an outcast who has the power to change people’s lives. And then there’s “White Bird.” Production hasn’t started yet on the project, which will revolve around a young woman whose mother disappears.
And! If the Hollywood hubbub is true, the actress is a top contender for the role of Mary Jane in “Spider-Man 2.” Not too shabby.
Are you sad to see “Secret Life” go?