Stars, they’re just like us! They also tend to cry while cutting off several inches of hair. Just one little thing: We usually make the chop because we need a little change or need to get rid of damaged ends. In the case of actress Shailene Woodley, however, the choice to lop off her hair came for a role.
Woodley stars in the upcoming “The Fault In Our Stars,” an adaptation of the popular young adult novel of the same title, following teenaged cancer patient Hazel Grace and her romance with Augustus (played by Ansel Elgort), who is also recovering from cancer.
MTV News visited the set of the movie in Pittsburgh to catch up with Woodley and Elgort. While there, we had the chance to ask Woodley about her big leap into the short-haired world. Not only did she tell us about it, she did us one better and handed over the video of her getting her ponytail snipped.
“It was a super-fun moment,” Woodley said of the haircut.
In the video, Woodley certainly looks like she’s having fun — with a side of, “oh my god, what am I doing?” But mostly fun.
Check out the clip above to watch the infamous haircut and hear Woodley talk about the experience.
“The Fault In Our Stars” hits theaters June 6.