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Shailene Woodley had starring roles in two of the year's biggest movies, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, but her supporting scenes were actually cut from another blockbuster: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. How did she handle the news that her role as Mary Jane Watson was no longer deemed necessary?
"For a few hours it was literally like, 'Oh, my God, was I awful? Why did they cut me? What are people going to think?'" she tells Vanity Fair. Woodley didn't throw herself a pity party, however. "I woke up the next morning and I was like, 'O.K., it makes total sense,'" she recalls. "I'm a pretty spiritual person, so I can just sit back and trust that everything happens for a reason, even if my ego doesn't like it."
Woodley first addressed her removal from the film in the June 18, 2013 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
"Of course I'm bummed," the up-and-coming star told the magazine at the time. "But I am a firm believer in everything happening for a specific reason." She added, "Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film."