Author John Green spoke with USA Today about The Fault In Our Stars adaptation calling it a “wonderfully faithful adaptation” and gushing over the performances by Shailene Woodley (Hazel) and Ansel Elgort (Gus).
Green, who’s seen a nearly completed version of the film, tells USA TODAY, “I loved it. It’s a wonderfully faithful adaptation.”
He says Woodley “sounds and acts just like Hazel does in my mind.” (Hazel is the novel’s bookish and sarcastic narrator who’s tethered to an oxygen tank.)
Green says Elgort is “just so Gus.” (Gus, or Augustus, is a former basketball star who falls in love with Hazel). “That’s a hard role. Gus is very confident in many ways, but not entirely.”
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The cover of The Fault In Our Stars movie tie-in edition has been released and it features the shot of Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) from the movie poster. And it never stops being gorgeous!
The book will be released on April 8.
It’s safe to say that The Fault In Our Stars movie is going to leave me in tears and feeling so not okay when it hits theaters on June 6. But I’m oh so ready for it. Bring on the feels!
The LA Times posted an excellent feature on John Green and his time on the set of The Fault In Our Stars, which hits theaters on June 3.
One of the things they touched upon was Green’s friendship with Esther Earl, who was his inspiration for The Fault In Our Stars.
It wasn’t until he met 14-year-old cancer patient Esther Earl at a Harry Potter convention that his thoughts about children with illness took shape as a real story. He spent a lot of time with Esther toward the end of her life, organizing her Make-a-Wish (bringing all her online friends to Boston for a weeklong celebration). After she died, his novel came alive.
He says flatly that Esther was not the basis for his protagonist, Hazel Grace, who has stage 4 thyroid cancer.
“Hazel and Esther are very different people, but I could never have written Hazel had I never been friends with Esther,” said Green, sitting outside a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, dressed casually in a green “Hunger Games”-themed T-shirt and jeans. “My friendship with Esther taught me two things: how empathetic and outwardly focused teenagers can be, and that Esther’s life was still a good life and she was glad to have lived it.”
Green, who was a strong presence on the film set, also talked about his thoughts on the adaptation.
The author, who wasn’t at all involved with the adaptation, said he loved the script — some parts, he said, were better than his novel. “When I saw their draft, I liked the ending better than I liked the ending of my book,” Green said. “That was a good feeling — and a little bit annoying.”
On Thursday night, John Green chatted all things The Fault In Our Stars with fans during a Google hangout set up by 20th Century Fox. Missed the hangout? No problem. You can catch the entire chat below:
The Fault In Our Stars hits theaters on June 3.
The Fault In Our Stars theatrical trailer has graced the world with its presence and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it makes us feel ALL the feels.
The Fault In Our Stars hits theaters on June 6.
You might want to sit down for a moment. Because The Fault In Our Stars theatrical trailer is dropping tomorrow. And we are SO NOT OKAY.
No details on where or what time the trailer will premiere, but you bet we’ll be glued to the Internet all day waiting for it in all of its glory. There will be laughter. And there will be tears. Of course there will. We cannot wait.
The Fault In Our Stars has been nominated in the MTV Movie Brawl 2014 as one of the year’s Most Anticipated Films. The adaptation of John Green’s No. 1 bestseller is up against Need For Speed in Round 1. The first round ends on Thursday.
And the tears all start to fall!
OMG, this poster is perfection. And personally I LOVE the tag line.