The actress is one in real life too —she was arrested today, October 9, after peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Thousands of people watched as the 24-year-old was cuffed for criminal trespassing, since she was filming live on Facebook at the exact moment of her arrest.
Shailene even noted the similarities between her situation and her character’s, as she said into the camera, “Guys, not to make a bad cinema joke, but some Divergent s—t is about to happen.”
The movie star shows how serious her situation is as armed guards circle her motorhome. “I was just told that the cops are following me. Send some prayers,” she reveals.
The Fault in Our Stars brunette repeatedly asks riot police to allow her to return to her vehicle, but she is instead “grabbed” by her jacket and stopped.
In the final four minutes of the video, Shailene is finally allowed to approach the RV. But instead of leaving the area, she’s met by police, who inform her she’s being arrested.
Shailene seems to have been the first person arrested from the protest, although 26 more individuals were reportedly charged afterwards.
When the former ABC Family beauty asks why she’s being taken into custody for peacefully protesting, the arresting officer simply replies, “I’m not going to answer your questions right now.”
Shailene stays calm under pressure, telling the camera, “I’m being arrested. I was down there with everybody else.
“So everybody knows, we were going to our vehicle, which they had surrounded and waiting for me with giant guns in the giant truck behind them just so they could arrest me.”
As many on Twitter have pointed out, it seems as though no one read Shailene her Miranda rights as she was cuffed.
(Cross-posted from Wet Paint for educational purposes)