It was reported last week that Ansel Elgort will be staring opposite Shailene Woodley as her love interest in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. While a number of people have regarded this move as a bit weird– as the two stars are currently cast as siblings in Divergent –both Shailene and author John Green tell Entertainment Weekly they are convinced Ansel is the perfect Augustus.
Funnily enough, Elgort and Woodley are already working together. They’re currently filming Divergent with director Neil Burger (based upon the Veronica Roth book) where they play brother and sister, Caleb and Beatrice Prior. “I keep joking with Ansel about it,” Shailene tells EW with a laugh. “I’m like, ‘In a few months, buddy, you’re going to be my lover.’”
But all joking aside, Woodley seems thrilled with her future onscreen romantic pairing. “Ansel is so good. I’m so excited. He blew it out of the water,” she says of the time they read the parts of Gus and Hazel together. “And he’s a real sweetheart. I’m so excited to have him in my life.”
The filmmakers certainly agree: Wyck Godfrey previously told EW: ”We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus. His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in Divergent with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of Fault will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does–slowly, and then all at once.”
And author John Green told us, “I am by nature a cautious pessimist, but I’ll just say it: Now that we have Shailene and Ansel, I am completely, unreservedly psyched about this movie.”
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