Shailene Woodley talks 'super f**ked up' family: 'I came home to things that weren't great'

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Shailene Woodley is grateful for her family.

The Snowden star is opening up about how growing up with a psychologist father and counselor mother shaped her perspective in a new interview with Net-A-Porter magazine.

"I came home to things that weren't great," Woodley admits, noting that her family had a policy of taking in those in need, including runaways and people fleeing domestic violence. "My family is super-f**ked up in many ways, but they are also my everything."

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"They would do anything for me, and I would do anything for them," she adds. "That's a lot more than most people can say about their families. I'm grateful for the s**t that happened."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Shailene Woodley attends the 'Snowden' NYC Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley and Oliver Stone attend the 'Snowden' NYC Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto and Scott Eastwood visit at SiriusXM Studio on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0532 -- Pictured: Actress Shailene Woodley during an interview on September 13, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Shailene Woodley visits at SiriusXM Studio on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Shailene Woodley speaks onstage at 'Snowden' press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Shailene Woodley attends 'Snowden' press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of 'Snowden' at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Shailene Woodley attends the Official Pre-Party For Snowden Co-Hosted by Audi and Nespresso at Lavelle on September 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/Getty Images for Audi)
Shailene Woodley poses for photos at the premier for Snowden at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 9, 2016. / AFP / GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Director Oliver Stone (L) and actress Shailene Woodley attend the 'Snowden' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: Actress Shailene Woodley speaks at a rally in support of a lawsuit against The Army Corps of Engineers to protect water and land from the Dakota Access Pipeline on August 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - August 27: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Shailene Woodley visits the Young Hollywood Studio on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mary Clavering/Young Hollywood/Getty Images).
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Shailene Woodley and North Dakota Native American children participate in the Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline protest at Union Square on August 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actress Shailene Woodley attends the 'Snowden' press line during Comic-Con International 2016 at Hilton Bayfront on July 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of HBO's 'How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change' at Ahrya Fine Arts Movie Theater on June 3, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images,)
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Woodley's parents would also make her and her brother hug it out on the lawn after a fight, or take the other side in arguments the actress would get into with classmates at school.

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"That was the kind of reverse, manipulative psychology my parents were into!" she says. "Oh, I hated it. Now, of course, I understand ... It gave me a broader outlook: just put yourself in another person's shoes."

It's no surprise then that Woodley thinks a lot of Hollywood has a privilege problem.

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"I have a hard time having political conversations in Hollywood," Woodley says. "Most people there are so privileged, they don't see the 99 percent of America, because they don't have to. It's hard for people like that to see another perspective."

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