VIDEO: Secret Life Star Talks About Being 16 And Pregnant

Shailene Woodley is no stranger to young motherhood — even though she’s never been pregnant. Amy, the character Woodley plays on ABC’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, is raising a baby while still in high school, and it’s certainly been an education for the actress about the hardships of being a teen mom.

Before Shai (as her friends call her) stepped onto the set of It’s On with Alexa Chung yesterday, we sat her down in the green room for a quick chat about how slipping into the role of an adolescent mother each day has affected her views on the topic of teen pregnancy. Take a look:

PLUS: After the jump, hear what Shailene’s telling harsh critics of shows like Secret Life and 16 and Pregnant