PAPER TOWNS Star Nat Wolff on co-star Cara Delevigne and author John Green
The Hollywood Reporter got to spend some time with Paper Towns star Nat Wolff, and got to talk about what his first thoughts on co-star and model Cara Delevingne as well as his friendship with Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars writer John Green.
After Fault, what led to the idea that you should do Paper Towns?
Two producers on Fault [Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Isaac Klausner] came up to me with this mischievous look and said, “You should read Paper Towns.” Without asking any questions, I read Paper Towns. It’s my favorite of John’s books by far. Four months later, I got a call asking if I wanted to play Quentin.
Why is Paper Towns your favorite?
I think it’s the most complicated. I love how it has a mystery element, a detective story. And I connected deeply to those three friends. I felt like when I did the movie it was like going into a time machine back to when I was 12 or 13. I was embarrassingly romantic and had these two best friends I spent all my time with, and we joked about similar sorts of things.
You were cast before Cara. What was your first impression of her?
I was the only person on the face of the Earth that had never heard of Cara before, but when she walked in, I looked at her and said, “I think you’re on a billboard outside my house.” I just thought she was some model, but then she blew me away. She’s very spontaneous and crazy and that was perfect for the role. She made me really uneasy, and that was perfect for the characters.
Why do you get along with John Green so well?
He wrote a really nice thing about me recently, so I want to pay him back. He’s a master novelist. I love all his books, but I think the thing I love most about John is how generous he is. He is so giving to everyone around him. He really has, in a lot of ways, changed my life. And we really get along and have a lot of fun together. I do a really good imitation of him, so I like to torture him a little bit.
Paper Towns opens in theaters on Friday, July 24, 2015. The movie stars Wolff, Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, and Jaz Sinclair.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter