Shailene Woodley says she was strip-searched in jail: 'They were looking for drugs in my a--'

There’s nothing glamorous about jail, even if you’re a celebrity. Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley got extremely candid about her brief time behind bars in the new issue of Marie Claire UK, opening up about her October 2016 arrest.

At the time, Woodley had been protesting the Dakota Access pipeline when she spotted two military tanks. 

“I’m like, ‘This is some Divergent s**t,’” she told the magazine, referencing her post-apocalyptic film adaptation. “The only time in my life that I saw a tank like that was on set in Atlanta.”

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DADE COUNTY, FL - JANUARY 22: Singer R. Kelly is shown in this police handout photo January 22, 2003 at the Dade County Jail, Florida. Kelly was arrested on charges of child pornography after police found pictures of Kelly engaging in a sex act with an underage girl. Kelly is currently facing child pornography charges in Illinois for a separate incident. (Photo by Dade County Jail/Getty Images)

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Shortly after, she was arrested for criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot, which was documented on Facebook Live. The disturbing moments that followed were not seen by the public.

“I was strip-searched,” she revealed. “Like get naked, turn over, spread your butt cheeks, bend over. They were looking for drugs in my a**.”

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In addition to the invasive protocol, Woodley also admitted to feeling a certain level of panic about being behind bars.

“When you’re in a jail cell and they shut that door, you realize no one can save you,” she said. “If there’s a fire and they decide not to open the door, you’ll die. You are a caged animal.”

And while the experience was certainly disturbing for her, Woodley has vowed to stay vocal.

“The only way to address climate change and these radical, detrimental policies is for us, as citizens, to shift our lifestyles,” she said. “People are too comfortable. We’re complacent in many ways. We need to be willing to get uncomfortable.”

In March, ET reported that Woodley would plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and will be sentenced with one year deferred imposition, and a year of unsupervised probation.

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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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