For the past three weeks we've sat glued to our TV screens searching for the answers to Big Little Lies' biggest mystery: What in the world is going on with Jane's bangs? Our concerns have gone unanswered, and we've watched the character continuously wear ponytails, buns, and waves with a harsh fringe grazing the upper regions of her forehead. It's driven BLL fans crazy, as the topic of Jane's hair has garnered as much if not more attention than the smug Mary Louise, played by guest star Meryl Streep.
Now we no longer have to fret, because Shailene Woodley finally gave an explanation to the controversy behind those bangs.
To be honest, we were desperate.
Going insane, if you will. There had to be a reason for the unexplainable bangs that resembled something Jane's character did in the mirror with a pair of craft scissors. Would there be a flashback to the time she got the cut? Did she cut them herself? The possibilities were endless.
But now we have answers.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shailene Woodley broke down every single detail of the dreaded style.
"I’ve been in this position in my life where, after a major breakup, triumph or celebration or after a big change, a lot of people alter the way they look. I know for myself, it’s always been haircuts and piercings. That’s been my way of moving forward in new chapters of my life," she started.
But there's more.
The excess hair represented "weight" for Jane.
"I felt that for Jane, she’s carried this weight of not feeling in her own body because of what happened to her for eight years. She felt disconnected from her own identity on not just an emotional and mental level, but on a physical level as well," she continued.