Even John Green and his art curator wife, Sarah, cried the first time they watched “The Fault in Our Stars” — and he wrote the book and witnessed much of the filming.
“We were both crying, and I think I’ve seen my wife cry five times in the 10 years that we’ve been together,” he recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “I knew that was a good sign.”
And the moment he saw actress Shailene Woodley, who cut her long, thick locks to play a teen grappling with cancer, in character, he knew she was the right choice, the publication reports. “When I saw Shay walk out of Hazel’s house with the cannula trailing her oxygen tank, I immediately felt, ‘She’s got this.’ ”
She stars alongside Ansel Elgort in the movie, shot in Pittsburgh doubling for Indianapolis, and Amsterdam and opening June 6. (The photo above shows a lighter moment of revenge involving the lobbing of some eggs.)
Without revealing any details, the trade publication says Mr. Green approved of a streamlined ending. “There are only so many emotional gut punches,” a movie can have, co-writer Scott Neustadter told The Hollywood Reporter. So the ending delivers “the same impact in as few scenes as possible.”
The new Entertainment Weekly has the movie on its cover, as you can see below.
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