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By USA Today
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, 10:48 a.m.
 

Get ready for quite the celeb transformation — for a good cause.

Shailene Woodley is shedding her signature long brown locks this weekend to prepare for her role in the upcoming movie adaptation of “The Fault in Our Stars,” which will begin filiming Aug. 26 in the Pittsburgh area. She's donating it and is starting a campaign for others to follow suit.

Woodley, 21, best known for her role in “The Descendants,” will be playing cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster, the sardonic teenage protagonist of John Green's best-selling young adult novel. She'll donate her hair to an organization called Children With Hair Loss, which makes wigs for children who lose hair due to cancer treatment or other diseases.

The announcement was made on Green's Tumblr page. Followers of the popular author, called “Nerdfighters,” are donating their hair in solidarity and posting photos using the #hairforhazeltag. Multiple fans have already posted before-and-after photos.

“Not only do i have the opportunity to externally shift my current establishment of self, but i have the blessed gift of donating my long locks to a wonderful organization who will then create a wig for someone in need. WHAT AN HONOR,” Woodley wrote on her personal Tumblr page. Woodley also is starring in the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's “Divergent,” and is currently in the indie movie “The Spectacular Now.”

In the book, Hazel falls in love with a fellow patient in her cancer support group, Augustus Waters, who will be played by Ansel Elgort. Laura Dern and Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) will play Hazel's parents.

“The Fault in Our Stars” has been on USA Todays's Best-Selling Books list for 68 weeks, peaking at No. 4. The movie is due out in 2015.

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