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Shailene Woodley Said She Didn't Watch TV While At The Emmys And That Went How You'd Expect It To

"All my friends who watch TV, I always ask them when they have time to," Woodley said. "When do people have time to? I'm a reader, so I always read a book."

Posted on September 17, 2017, at 8:26 p.m. ET

Shailene Woodley is a Golden Globes-nominated actor who got her start on television series like The O.C. and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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And at this year's 69th Emmy Awards, Woodley was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, for her role in HBO's Big Little Lies.

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During an interview on the Emmys red carpet, though, Woodley happened to mention that she's not a TV watcher. "All my friends who watch TV, I always ask them when they have time to," she said. "When do people have time to? I'm a reader, so I always read a book."

"All my friends who watch TV, I always ask them when they have time to. When do people have time to? I'm a reader,…

This being the Emmys — you know, the TV awards show — the internet made the most of Woodley's comment.

#ERedCarpet Shailene Woodley: "I don't watch TV. I'm a reader. I read books." Me:

Shailene Woodley doesn't own a TV, guys. She's a READER. #Emmys #Emmys2017

Interpretations of Woodley's statement were ~everywhere,~ and you guys, the imagery was excellent.

Shailene Woodley speaking to every reporter: don't own a TV, I was carried here by birds, just stepped out of a refreshing manure bath

“I’m a reader,” says Shailene Woodley, who doesn’t have a TV (or a home) and makes her own deodorant out of ground up Smurfs. #Emmys2017

Shailene Woodley says on the red carpet she doesn't have a TV; she watches her shows by gazing in a drop of morning dew on a forest fern

Shailene Woodley does not own a TV, but when the Red Wedding happened, a fawn walked up to her and shed a single tear, and she just knew

Of course, some were not pleased.

the first thing to come out of shailene woodley's mouth at the emmys: "i dont watch tv, i read books"

Shailene is the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party in real life

Do you think trees ever just want to punch Shailene Woodley in the face #Emmys2017

And some were fine with it.

WAIT people are mad because Shailene Woodley said she prefers to read than watch TV?

Shailene Woodley smirking into the camera and saying "I'm a reader" while at the big TV awards is good

Truly, it could have been a television show all its own.

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Shailene Woodley at the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Economics. "I like a good oligopsony. I don't even HAVE market elasticity!"

Here's to many more years of Shailene Woodley starring in TV shows.

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Shailene Woodley has not been nominated for an Oscar to date. An earlier version of this post misstated this fact.

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