updated 07/19/2013 AT 3:35 PM ET
•originally published 07/20/2013 AT 11:45 AM ET
Shailene Woodley got some sage advice from someone who knows what it’s like to be the face of a major movie franchise.
Woodley, who calls the instruction “really beautiful advice,” told Vanity Fair that Lawrence said simply, “[The experience] will be the best thing that ever happened. But don’t be an idiot, do a sex tape [or] do drugs. And go to Whole Foods when your movie opens.”
Woodley, who still has “yet to meet Jennifer in the flesh,” says it was “nice asking someone who has been through the process and is kind of seasoned in the young-adult franchise.”
During Comic-Con’s Divergent panel on Thursday, Woodley, who addressed her own Hunger Games audition, told reporters that the Best Actress Oscar winner told her how much she appreciates being a part of the franchise “and how much it’s changed her life for the positive or in positive ways.”
“She kind of helped me on this journey initially,” Woodley added
Reporting by MELODY CHIU