In a new interview with Buzzfeed, Shailene Woodley, the actress who plays Tris, confirmed that Tris will sport a pixie cut in ‘Insurgent’.
Shailene, who cut her hair last year in her role as Hazel in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, said the following about the decision:
“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… I think it’s cool to have a young heroine with short hair.”
This is a huge contrast compared to the Tris we saw in ‘Divergent’. It should be noted that in the book, Tris does, in fact, cut her hair shorter, but not nearly as short as it will be in the film.
Fan reactions at this point seem to be mixed. Some say they don’t mind–that it won’t affect the film, while others are arguing that Shailene is trying too hard to make Tris more like her and less like the character.
“When I’m looking at Shai on screen, now you get a character progression in a visual way,” said Theo James (Four) to BuzzFeed. “There’s a maturity and a difference between the character here and in the first movie.”
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