She may only be 22 but Shailene Woodley can already count on the wisdom of a seasoned actor for advice.

Shailene Woodley and George ClooneyShailene Woodley’s big break took place when she starred, alongside George Clooney, in The Descendants (2011). Pic/AFP

In a recent interview with an American magazine, the actress candidly spoke about her close relationship with actor George Clooney (52), with whom she starred in 2011 movie The Descendants.

“He’s like my second dad. He’s got my back,” Woodley said, before adding, “I’ve never met anybody in the industry who’s more grateful, who pays it forward without talking about it in the press or speaking about it to anyone.”

The Descendants followed Clooney’s quest for closure following his wife’s near-fatal boating accident and earned the star an Academy Award nomination while Shailene moved on to star in successful films like Spectacular Now and the upcoming Divergent.