I love that Shailene Woodley worked with Miles Teller (her Divergent ‘nemisis’ so to speak) in The Spectacular Now and will next with with Ansel Elgort (her Divergent ‘brother’) in The Fault in our Stars. This interview with MTV is awesome….
Shailene Woodley says, “I read the script a year ago and basically said, ‘No matter what I have to do I will do anything to be in this movie…. I read the book and fought really hard for it.”
Shailene said they had searched a long time for an Augustus and when Ansel came in they knew they’d found their Gus.
“It’s him. There’s no other choice,” she said. “He’s got that perfect balance of being quirky and young and innocent and naive, as well as sort of being this old soul that you don’t expect in such a fresh, young little nugget.”
Shailene mentioned that she and Ansel had already begin visiting cancer hospitals in preparation for the film.
“We’ve done some hospital visits and we’re going to continue doing those,” she said. “I think the important thing is just to get the physicality down of what it means to not be able to breathe and have fluid in your lungs so that we don’t have to think about it. The beauty of this film is that it’s a cancer movie that’s not about cancer. So if the cancer component of it takes the lead, then we’ve done something wrong.”