Shailene Woodley Knows 'The Fault in Our Stars' Fans Are In It for the Story, Not the Actors


With young adult film adaptations like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, an onslaught of screaming young fans and enthusiasm is normal — nay — expected. And with the latest beloved book-to-screen adaptation, The Fault in Our Stars , hitting theatres June 6, the fans of the popular John Green novel are out in full force. The trailer for The Fault in Our Stars is already the most "liked" in YouTube history, and author John Green has become a face as followed as the celebrities who star in the film. But unlike other franchises whose fans are focused on the lives of the actors who take on the iconic roles, the Fault in Our Stars fans, according to the film's star Shailene Woodley, are different.

Bustle was lucky to catch an early screening of the film presented by BuzzFeed, where Woodley talked to her experience:

Shailene was joined by producer Wyck Godfrey, director Josh Boone, fellow actor Ansel Elgort and author John Green, who added: "We were [in the middle of] talking, but to hear thousands of people chanting that young woman's name I think reminded all of us that it really truly isn't about us."

"It's so much bigger, what this movie was doing," Shailene added.

The Fault in Our Stars, for the uninitiated, is about: "Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group."

While we can't say much about the film yet, we will say that you'll definitely want to see it — and it would be wise to bring a box of Kleenex or two with you.