'Secret Life of the American Teenager' Star: Teenagers Don't Just Do Drugs and Alcohol
'Secret Life of the American Teenager' Star: Teenagers Don't Just Do Drugs and Alcohol
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
No question, The Secret Life of the American Teenager brought to fore the issue Juno talked about first.  With the rate of teenage pregnancy on the rise for the first time, the star of ABC Family's record-breaking series said, additionally, that another thing she likes about The Secret Life of the American Teenager is that it portrays teenagers in new, possibly hitherto unknown light.

“The awesome thing about our show is it doesn't really refer to drugs or alcohol, which is very rare in TV these days.  So I think it's definitely important for the public to know what teenagers do and talk about at high school and for parents to know what their teens are doing, because often they're completely clueless.”
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Shailene Woodley, 16, cannot stress more the confusion teenagers possible experience when it comes to sex, plus the choices they have to make.

“We focus on the positive things on teenagers, because the public have a negative outlook on teens.  Myself being a teenager, I want to change that and be able to show that we have just as much power to change this world as anyone does.”

As for her character, Woodley says Amy Juergens is a “go-getter” who is “excited for life,” and thus, a perfect role model.  One thing she finds weird about Juergens is that she didn't approach her parents the minute she learned about her pregnancy.

Regarding criticisms that The Secret Life of the American Teenagers might actually exacerbate the problem and get teens curious about sex, Woodley does not want to deal with it at the mean time.

“So far I haven't looked for it.”

-Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Teen Hollywood
(Image Courtesy of ABC)

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