Shailene Woodley is reflecting on a private battle she faced In a new cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, the 29-year-old detailed an illness that she struggled with, but is now "on the tail end of it." The actress didn’t share too many details about the health concern but noted that she was "very, very sick in her early 20s." Woodley even had to turn down roles at one point because she "physically couldn’t participate in them." "It was pretty debilitating," Woodley explained. "I said no to a lot of projects, not because I wanted to but because I physically couldn’t participate in them.