Cutting your hair can be an emotional experience. We’ve watched enough sob sessions during America’s Next Top Model to know how attached certain ladies can get to their follicles. But even laidback, whatever-will-be-will-be actress Shailene Woodley teared up while getting her hair snipped.
The waterworks, of course, might have been inspired by the emotional reason Shailene had to get shorn. In new movie The Fault in Our Stars, Shailene portrays Hazel, a 16-year-old whose cancer treatments leave her tresses on the shorter side.
Shailene’s chest-length hair tied back, she covers her eyes as the hair stylist makes the first cut. “Oh my god,” some entourage member in the background screams, which probably didn’t help Shailene’s mental state.
“I have to see it! I have to see it!” the 22-year-old says before being handed the hunk of hair now cut loose from her head. “I might cry so hard, you guys,” she adds as cell phones zoom in to catch the action.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager alum does start to tear up as the rest of the styling session continues and we can’t blame her! Thankfully, though, Shailene lost her hair for a happier reason than Hazel’s.
Keep your eyes peeled on the video above to see Shailene’s final look.