In the new trailer for Insurgent, heroine Tris offers an explanation for her pixie cut: “I wanted something different.”
But while the character does get a jawline-level haircut in the actual Insurgent book by Veronica Roth, the new ‘do fans see was more of a practical necessity — actress Shailene Woodley was already rocking the shorter look after shooting The Fault in Our Stars. Her co-star in that movie, Ansel Elgort, returns as Tris’ brother in the Divergent sequel.
“I didn’t want to wear a wig. I think wigs always look wiggy, especially in an action movie,” she said last year. “We’re running so much and doing so much, I think, technically, a wig would have looked quite sh-tty.”