Could Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller be Hollywood's next platonic power couple?
The actors, who played love interests in The Spectacular Now and mortal enemies in Divergent, have become best friends off-screen. "I look at Miles and, like, I'm sort of Julia Roberts in the same way she is to [George Clooney]," The Fault in Our Stars' Woodley, 22, says of Teller, 27, in the July 2014 issue of Vanity Fair. "Their relationship I could see being our relationship in 20 years, and that really is special."
Woodley knows Clooney well, of course. She earned raves for her performance as his rebellious daughter in 2011's The Descendants, and Clooney continues to play a paternal role in her life today.
"Somebody came to me and said, 'I can't wait to see what you do next.' I took that as pressure—that I had to live up to somebody else's expectations," Woodley recalls. "There were a few months where I was like, 'I don't want to act anymore.' And then I got over it and realized it's none of my business what other people think of me." Clooney, she says, "has been an angel in my life for many reasons."
"He knew everyone's name on set," she says of the 51-year-old actor, who once joked that he'd like to adopt the up-and-coming movie star. "He treated everyone as an equal and everyone got his warmth."
The feeling is mutual. "Shailene can do whatever she wants," Clooney says. "If she wants to be a movie star, she has it. If she wants to change the world, she will. Her talent and kindness go hand in hand."
Clooney is impressed with how levelheaded she is in spite of her fame. "We'll be talking about Shailene Woodley 40 years from now," he says. "I've never seen anyone so young that has so much together."
Still, there's one thing missing in Woodley's life—a boyfriend. Could Teller possibly be The One? (Of course, Woodley doesn't need a man to make her life complete—it would simply be icing on the cake.)
Clooney and Roberts have never hooked up, and it's unlikely that Teller and Woodley will. Woodley is not opposed to dating co-stars—but she's not actively pursuing them, either. "I'm never going to say never," she says. "I love acting, but I also really love nature and most actors don't want to get dirty."