Did ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Help Put Mike Birbiglia On The Map?
After winning big at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, things certainly seem to be taking off for all members of the cast of The Fault In Our Stars.
Just for the sake of review, the show racked up a total of several awards. E! Online reports:
“After winning Choice Movie Actor: Drama, Ansel Elgort appeared to be really savoring the moment onstage. “My heart goes out to everyone who’s dealing with [cancer] because cancer sucks,” the actor said when accepting his first award of the night. Unfortunately, the music began to play leaving Elgort no choice but to wrap up his speech. Luckily, he was given more time to speak when the film won Choice Movie: Drama and Choice Movie: Chemistry.” -Mike Vulpo/E! Online
The epic tear-jerker about a group of kids who are affected by cancer has definitely established Angus Elgort and Shailene Woodley as household names. (OK, Divergent helped too.) The movie has also provided a launching pad for the bevy of supporting actors who also made this movie magical.
According to Inside Pulse, comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia, who played the group counselor in The Fault In Our Stars has recently inked a deal with Netflix to have a recurring role in Orange Is The New Black. Though it’s not clear currently what character Mike will play, as those details are still forthcoming, he has been confirmed as one of several new cast members for the drama about a women’s penitentiary based on the memoirs of a former inmate.
Likewise Nat Wolff, who played Isaac, a blind cancer patient and mutual friend to Shailene and Ansel’s character in The Fault In Our Stars, has several movie deals in the works. Despite having an extensive acting record, Nat Wolff has only started to become most recognized for his role in The Fault In Our Stars.
The movie itself has experienced immense success since it debuted in the box office back in June of this year. It held the number one spot during it’s opening weekend and grossed a total of $266 million in sales; a rather impressive feat considering the fact that making the movie cost the studio just under $12 million. The Fault In Our Stars is already creating Oscar buzz too, and is expected to sweep the awards ceremony in much the same fashion as it did at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.
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