NGL, Candy Girls, we badly wish we were in New York right now. Fans of The Fault In Our Stars were treated to an early film screening recently, and a Q&A sesh with the stars! Good thing we have these videos to remedy all these feelings we have right now.
Anyway, let's get to serious biz! Have you seen this TFIOS live press conference footage yet? The main cast (Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, and Sam Trammell) were there with director Josh Boone and author John Green to answer questions about the book and the movie.
Here are a few things we discovered from watching the interview:
- John Green (we just have to say his whole name!) was the one who cried most on set. He was overwhelmed on how passionate everyone was to bring the book to life.
- Shai's favorite scene is Gus and Hazel's love scene, because it was treated with so much integrity. Ansel, on the other hand, loved the scenes they shot in Amsterdam, especially the one where he confessed his love for Hazel.
- TFIOS not only tells the love story of Hazel and Gus, but also the love story of Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster while they go through the challenges of being there for their sick daughter.
- Josh Boone was convinced to cast Shailene when she did the eulogy scene.
- If Nat can eat pizza and have a conversation with one of the characters from the book/movie, he'll choose Monica—Isaac's girlfriend or ex-girlfriend. "I think I'd want to sit down with my girlfriend who dumps me and say, 'What the hell?'"
- Sam and Laura say that the group is so special and that they hung out a lot even off-cam, which transitioned to how well the film came out.
- This issue of Ansel and Shai playing siblings in Divergent always comes up. How did Shai feel about it? "It's not weird, because I've always wondered how it feels like kissing my brother." But on a serious note, "If Ansel and I hadn't known each other from Divergent, our relationship in this movie would not be what it is."
- Why is Ansel the perfect Gus? Josh Boone says: "I just think that he was so unaware of how wonderful he was. I mean, it's purity more than anything else." All together now: Sigh!
- John Green on his realization after working on the movie: "So often we dismiss teenagers as being self-indulgent or being so self-involved that they never think about others. But I think the truth is a lot more complicated. I think, the truth about adolescents is that you are alive to this vast reality that's happening inside of you and that you're becoming aware of it as a separate being. But you are also alive to the vastness of the world outside of you, and that's my favorite thing about the movie."
As if the press conference footage above weren't enough to mess with our emotions today, here's another thing we found online: Am almost 20-minute BTS video of the movie! It's the best 17 minutes and 24 seconds of our lives, TBH.
Are you still with us, Candy Girls? Are you still okay?
The Fault In Our Stars premieres in Philippine theaters on June 5.