Shailene Woodley’s Favorite Kick Ass Babes

While the reviews for Divergent have been pretty lackluster, there’s little doubt it’s going to be a big hit at the box office. In fact, one major ticket buying site reports that 80% of advance sales are for Divergent’s opening weekend, with 93% of fans wanting to see it opening weekend. 

According to the Wrap and Fandango, 54% of fans know all three Divergent books, and 66% want to see the movie with groups of friends. So with Shailene Woodley about to become a major star, and Divergent on the way to becoming a big movie, who are Woodley’s favorite kick ass heroines? 

Signourney Weaver from Alien is top of the list, and as Woodley writes on imdb, “I think characters like Tris in Divergent owe a great debt of gratitude to Ripley…Ripley is one of the first female heroines and her legacy is so much more than just a ‘last girl standing’ status…a smart, capable and brave woman.” 

Other favorites include the Disney version of Pocahontas, who “really helped evolve the ‘Disney princess,’” Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. “Kicks ass. Has Batman’s Back. Empowered when in black.” 

Woodley also loves Princess Leia in Star Wars, who “paved the way for action heroines who look completely comfortable holding a blaster,” and Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, “a revolutionary who places her life on the line in order to stand up to a corrupt system,” which is obviously what she’ll hope people will get out of Tris in Divergent as well.