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MAR
13
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'Divergent': Shailene Woodley Says Author Veronica Roth 'Makes Me Proud' (Video)

The indie darling told Jimmy Fallon that the film promotes "strong women, also strong men! Diverge from mediocrity! Stand up for what you believe in!"

Shailene Woodley on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - H 2014
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Shailene Woodley and Jimmy Fallon

While YA fans everywhere are awaiting the big-screen release of Divergent next week, no one is more excited than Shailene Woodley.

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The star of the franchise, who plays beloved heroine Tris, stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon full of energy while wearing a black mini dress and slicked-back hair.

"It's an adrenaline pumper," the indie darling said of the film. "There are so many messages -- strong women, also strong men! Diverge from mediocrity! Stand up for what you believe in!"

Jimmy Fallon also mentioned that author Veronica Roth wrote Divergent while she was still in college, to which Woodley exhuberantly responded, "She was 21 when she wrote the first book … It makes me proud, man! To have a sister out there writing books at 21, that's awesome. Go her!"

Woodley was also introduced to the "hand hug" and played a game, and brought Fallon a few gifts to fight off winter health woes: ginger, garlic and a hilariously shaped horseradish.

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Watch the interview clips below:

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