The Fault In Our Stars featurette is now available on Yahoo!Movies, offering fans a behind the scenes glimpse of the upcoming movie.
As TFIOS’s June 6 release date continues to draw near, and as more and more information about the movie is revealed, bibliophiles and cinephiles who haven’t read the book only have a couple of months left to make the decision between which experience they want first: the book or the movie. If you’ve already read the novel, John Greene seems to think you won’t be disappointed, as he states in the featurette, “They were just really magical together. I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star in The Fault In Our Stars film adaptation of John Greene’s novel by the same name. Woodley and Elgort are also starring in the much anticipated movie Divergent, which was released yesterday. With the book’s existing fan base and John Greene’s successful career as a novelist, it’s a sure bet that Woodley and Ansel will have a large audience as they jump from one blockbuster hit to another.
Shailene and Ansel talk about their chemistry and look to be genuinely happy as they cut up off screen. Woodley, who is no stranger to the screen, has starred in such movies as The Descendants and The Spectacular Now. Shailene was actually considered for the lead role of Katniss in The Hunger Games. As hypable.com reports, she sings immediately after waking, has no cell phone, and carries around a mason jar from which to drink. Quirky, but cute. Contrast this naturalist with her current TFIOS co-star and native big-city New Yorker Ansel Elgort, who only recently broke big with the remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, and you likely have a reasonable explanation for some good on-the-set chemistry that reflects well on screen. Ansel is also said to enjoy rock climbing, DJing at parties, and producing music.
Both The Fault In Our Stars actors appear down to earth and easily likable. A recent tweet from Shailene states, “You simply cannot know what will make others happy. But you can always know for yourself.”
And one from Ansel, “Amazing fan sketch. Maybe the best one I’ve seen. Looks so real and stylized at the same time. Awesome!” A comment on fan art, which interestingly enough, you can send in for a chance to have it published on The Fault In Our Stars Tumblr page. Pretty cool.
Whether you’re reading the book or watching the movie, you might want to have some tissues handy for this love-in-the-face-of-death tear-jerker. When two young people fall in love and one has cancer, there are apt to be tears flowing; guys included. If you haven’t read any of Greene’s other novels yet, don’t feel too bad; neither has Ansel Elgort. The Fault in Our Stars paperback will come out on April 8, 2014.
Speaking of cancer and love and death, there has been much discussion about the meaning of the title The Fault In Our Stars. Its context is the twist of a quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, for we are underlings.”
What do you think it means?