We’ve been loving Shai’s short pixie haircut. She cut it shorter after the release of The Fault in Our Stars and it is WAY cute!! She revealed to Buzzfeed that she is going to keep the short do for Insurgent.
“This is what you’ll be seeing,” she told BuzzFeed while promoting the Divergent Blu-ray/DVD release. “I talked to the director [Robert Schwentke] because I didn’t want to wear a wig. I think wigs always look wiggy, especially in an action movie. We’re running so much and doing so much, I think, technically, a wig would have looked quite shitty.”
While Tris does get a shoulder-length haircut in the book, the filmmakers decided to embrace the pixie cut Woodley already had — a remnant of The Fault in Our Stars, the cancer drama she filmed between Divergent and Insurgent. “I think it’s cool to have a young heroine with short hair,” Woodley enthused, calling the overall aesthetic “more modern.”
Theo James, who plays Four in the Divergent franchise, sees the style as a constant reminder of how much his character’s girlfriend has changed since choosing the Dauntless faction in Divergent. “When I’m looking at Shai on screen, now you get a character progression in a visual way,” he told BuzzFeed. “There’s a maturity and a difference between the character here and in the first movie.”
Check out the full interview HERE. Shai and Theo talk more about Tris and Four character progression and how they translate that more onscreen in Insurgent. What do you think of the short hair?