As we prepare for the March 21st premiere of the newest YA series franchise, Divergent, let’s look at how perfectly cast the trilogy’s star, Shailene Woodley, as the heroine Tris. As a Scorpio, Shailene is passionate, intense and thoughtful, always peering under the surface of appearances to investigate and learn the truth. This is just like her character, Tris, who must uncover the truth about her status as a Divergent within her society and what that means.
This is in stark contrast to today’s other popular blockbuster heroine, Jennifer Lawrence, a Leo, and her role as the defiant Katniss in the Hunger Games films. Leos like Jennifer are proud, brave and have natural leadership abilities. While Katniss never sought out her role as a revolutionary, she was thrust into the spotlight, and her natural bravery and leadership shone as a beacon to the oppressed in Panem.
Aside from the world of their characters, Shailene and Jennifer, also display the differences of their signs Scorpio and Leo. Scorpios seek privacy, and indeed Shailene prefers to keep a low profile on the red carpet and in the gossip magazines. Meanwhile a Leo’s glamour and star power is undeniable—people gravitate towards this big personality’s warmth and good humor. In fact Jennifer has turned heads since her first turn on the red carpet, and she’s captured people’s hearts with her playfulness.
We can anticipate that Shailene’s career will follow the same trajectory as other iconic low-profile Scorpio actresses like Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster and Meg Ryan. And it also seems likely that Jennifer will remain in the footsteps of glamorous Leo screen stars such as Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock.