“The Secret Lifetime of the American Teenager” tells the story of Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley), a teen who turns into pregnant after dropping her virginity. Firstly of the venture, Woodley was impressed by the present’s plot and signed onto the venture after studying the scripts for the present’s first three episodes.
“[Those episodes] all hit dwelling,” she instructed Bustle in a 2020 interview. “I had buddies in highschool who had been pregnant. It felt like all the pieces that I wished to be sending into the world.” However the progressive nature of the present’s unique episodes turned extra morally conservative over the course of 5 seasons, that includes characters encouraging one another to abstain from premarital intercourse, shaming those that did have intercourse, and carrying promise rings.
Woodley wasn’t the one solid member who felt uncomfortable sending out these messages to audiences. “There have been lots of issues that had been written into the scripts that not simply me, however lots of the solid, disagreed with,” she instructed Bustle. Contractually-bound during the present, Woodley needed to stick it out, additionally telling Bustle that “[t]o today, it’s one of many hardest issues I’ve ever needed to do.”
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