Woodley: Rodgers' 'Jeopardy' hosting prep was 'really inspiring'
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Shailene Woodley: Aaron Rodgers' 'Jeopardy' hosting prep was 'really inspiring'

Aaron Rodgers can probably memorize a playbook in his sleep, but preparation to host Jeopardy! was a different beast.

"I was filming in Montreal when he was prepping for Jeopardy, and he was quarantining, so I would go to work at 8 a.m. [or] 6 a.m., and he would start his Netflix Jeopardy! binge," Shailene Woodley, acclaimed actress and Rodgers' fiancée, said during her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday (July 19). "And then when I would get home at 8 or 9 p.m., he would still be watching Jeopardy!"

"I would open the trash can, and I would just see a bunch of empty to-go containers and milkshake cups that he'd ordered [through] Uber Eats, and I was like, 'You literally just Uber Eat'd and watched Jeopardy! all day long today.' And he's like, 'Yeah, look at my notes.' And he had, like, stacks of notebooks of notes that he took and highlighted and went back through. It was actually really inspiring to watch his steadfast commitment to learning every single part of the Jeopardy! game."

Woodley, 29, explained that she and the star Green Bay Packers quarterback also rehearsed together.

The 37th season of the iconic trivia game show featured a revolving door of guest hosts following Alex Trebek's death last November. Trebek, 80, had been the only host since 1984. Rodgers filled in as Jeopardy! host, which ran from April 5-16, and the 37-year-old Super Bowl champion was thrilled:

Rodgers subtly announced that he had gotten engaged during his NFL MVP acceptance speech in February—his third time winning the award—though he did not specify it was to Woodley:

Woodley confirmed their engagement two weeks later:

"We are engaged, but for us, it's not new news," the Big Little Lies star told Jimmy Fallon. "So it's kind of funny. Everybody right now is freaking out over it, and we're like, 'Yeah, we've been engaged for a while.'"

She added: "I never thought I'd be engaged to somebody who threw balls for a living. Like I never thought as a little girl, 'Yeah, when I grow up, I'm gonna marry someone who throws balls! Yeah!' But he's really just so good at it. ... I don't know him as the football guy. I know him as the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy! That's the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports."

Woodley, who stars in Netflix's period romance film The Last Letter From Your Lover that comes out Friday (July 23), recently shared with Entertainment Tonight that "there's no wedding planning happening" because she and Rodgers aren't in any rush to get married.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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