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Shailene Woodley Loves Saying 'Badass'

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Shailene Woodley stars in "Divergent," loves saying "badass." | Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Among the things Shailene Woodley loves in this life are hugs and the term "badass." Throughout the last nine months, the 22-year-old "Divergent" star has provided her fair share of both to the world, but it's "badass" that has become Woodley's verbal signature. Ahead, a brief history of her infatuation with the word.

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On Tris, her character in "Divergent": "What I like about Tris is that she’s isn’t perfect. She’s not a superhero -- she’s not Katniss. She doesn’t know how to shoot a bow and arrow, she’s not a badass by nature.” -- Entertainment Weekly (June 24, 2013)

On Tris, again: "The interesting thing about Tris is -- I don't think she's a badass." -- MTV (July 16, 2013)

On the "Divergent" stunts: "The training was badass, I wish they let me do more." -- Pop Sugar (July 18, 2013)

On Theo James, her "Divergent" co-star: "He's super badass and does his own stunts, so it was cool to be part of that world." -- Entertainment Weekly Facebook Chat via Tumblr (July 18, 2013)

On the ending of "Allegiant," the third book in the franchise: "I thought that it was such a badass decision of Veronica Roth, and so incredibly powerful." -- Entertainment Weekly (Jan. 14, 2014)

On the possibility of shaving her head: "That would be so badass." -- Marie Claire (March 17, 2014)

On "Divergent" author Veronica Roth: "She was 21 when she wrote this book, which is incredible. Can you imagine? She’s 25 now, I believe, she’s married and she has three books out. What a badass! So cool." -- Up and Comers (March 19, 2014)

On her "Divergent" stunt double: "My stunt double is a complete badass." -- The Hollywood Reporter (March 19, 2014)

On her "Divergent" stunt double, again: "My stunt double made me look badass. She did the major jumps on and off the train, but I did the smaller ones and the running." -- Vanity Fair (March 19, 2014)

On being scared of space: "Sandra Bullock made it look beautiful and badass in "Gravity," but it is still terrifying to me." -- Vanity Fair (March 19, 2014)

On Tris, again: “My character is not a badass when the film starts, but she is by the end." -- Variety (March 19, 2014)

On Tris, again: "The other thing I found very appealing about it was the fact you have this strong female in the lead who wasn't inherently badass by birth but had to work at developing her story." -- The Age (March 23, 2014)

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