The star says she has a length in mind she'd love -- but she thinks it's not going to happen

By Alex Apatoff
Updated August 26, 2013 08:00 PM

John Shearer/Invision/AP; Inset: Courtesy Shailene Woodley

Divergent star Shailene Woodley took her new short cut to the red carpet at the VMAs Sunday night, looking sleek and sexier than ever.

“It’s really awesome because there’s no upkeep,” Woodley, 21, told PEOPLE about her new do. “It dries in two seconds and it’s nice not to spend a lot of time getting ready.”

Woodley donated about eight inches of her long locks to Children With Hair Loss earlier this month in honor of her upcoming role as cancer patient (and awesome teen) Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars.

Did she have any second thoughts about the big change? “Hell no!” she said enthusiastically. “I want to go shorter but I don’t think I’m allowed to.”

Really? So how short are we talking? “I want to go short like Natalie Portman did in V for Vendetta. That would be so cool and liberating.” Tell us: Do you think Woodley should go for the full head shave? How are you liking the new length on her?

–Paul Chi