Grace Van Patten responds to fans' comments about her resemblance to Shailene Woodley
Nine Perfect Strangers" fans have said that Grace Van Pattenresembles Shailene Woodley.
- Van Patten told Insider that she's flattered by the comparison.
- "She's an amazing actress and beautiful," she said. "So, I will take it."
Following the David E. Kelley series' release on Hulu, articles and tweets comparing the 24-year-old New York City-native to actress Shailene Woodley flooded the internet. They called her the "Divergent" star's "doppelgänger," and some swore that the two actresses had to, at the very least, be distantly related. They're not.
Van Patten, who plays Zoe Marconi on the Hulu series, has seen the comments online, and she finds them to be extremely flattering, she told Insider. Long before the show even aired in August, the actress was receiving a steady stream of remarks about her resemblance to Woodley.
"I've gotten it a bunch, and I love that," Van Patten said, continuing, "She's an amazing actress and beautiful, so I will take it."
While Woodley and Van Patten have not worked together in the past, they have both been cast on projects with Nicole Kidman.
Van Patten costarred with the Academy Award-winner on "Nine Perfect Strangers," and Woodley appeared alongside her on HBO's Emmy-winning series "Big Little Lies." Kidman served as an executive producer for both shows.
Van Patten, whose father Tim Van Patten works as a
"Nicole is so inspiring in the way that she has just carved a path for young women and aspiring filmmakers and actors and writers and having this production company that's creating opportunities for younger women to do the same thing," she said, adding, "I would love to hop on that train for sure."
"Nine Perfect Strangers" is currently available to stream on Hulu.
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