The 22-year-old actress chatted with BuzzFeed about the change in Tris’ appearance for the sequel: “This is what you’ll be seeing. 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 sh****.”
She added, “I think it’s cool to have a young heroine with short hair.”
Along with co-star Theo James, 29, the two also teased what’s to come in the film and talked switching up the dialogue.
“In the book, Tris and Four are arguing quite a lot for various reasons, so we sat down with Robert to figure out the crux of what’s behind the problem and we discovered the problem was one of trust and not being able to share with each other in this crazy, f***** up world. Playing with that theme, we bring it into every element of each scene, and see how that progresses and damages their relationship. It’s physically impossible to honor every single tiny beat and Veronica [Roth, author] would say that as well,” he shared.
Theo added, “Now that we’ve set up the world in the first one, you start with a movie that’s full of heart and a lot of action. It’s so much bigger and has all these rich themes of trust and betrayal and a love story between two people that you haven’t seen in films of this nature before!”