Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New video of Shailene cutting her hair for TFIOS

Entertainment Tonight and MTV posted video of Shailene cutting her hair back in August for her role as  Hazel for TFIOS. She donated her hair to Children With Hair Loss and encouraged nerdfighteria to join her. 
Check out the clips below.

TFIOS is on the cover of EW

The Fault in our Stars is on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

Behind the scenes video

thanks maria!

 


 





Entertainment Weekly's Sara Vilkomerson visited The Fault In Our Stars set in Pittsburgh  back in September. She interviewed the cast and crew and was able to see movie making magic. EW also revealed some new stills.



Here are some highlights:

John Green cries a lot: 
 “John Green cries all the time,” says director Josh Boone, laughing. “This set basically has no testosterone whatsoever.”

Amsterdam dinner scene was filmed and everyone was in awe: 
"In a separate room, Green and executive producer Isaac Klausner watch the monitor as the camera rolls and Gus, dapper in a dark suit, enters the room and sees Hazel. He stops, dumbstruck, before finally telling her she’s beautiful. Take after take, Woodley flushes on cue and the air between the two actors practically hums. When the scene ends, Green takes off his wire-rim glasses and dabs his eyes. “It’s that blue dress,” he says. Klausner pats him on the shoulder."

John Green never thought TFIOS would be successful: 
“The challenge is, How do you be hopeful without being full of s—?” Green says. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular.” 

The cast and crew really cared about the story and the movie:
 We need to talk about the vomit,” someone says. The filmmakers and crew huddle up as a production assistant pours three different puddles of fake puke on the floor. The options range from putrid green to chunky brown. Giggles, jokes, and comparisons — “That one’s like newborn diaper poo!” — are tossed about. Then the on-set medic explains that one option has coffee grounds in it to mimic the look of blood mixed with bile, and the room goes quiet. Boone clears his throat and points to the one he likes (the middle, mud-colored one), and everyone goes back to setting up the next shot. “There’s a lot of that on this set,” Green says. “Everybody really likes each other and it’s fun. But then there are those times when it’s really quite sober.” 

Josh Boone really cares about this book and movie, which made him a great director:
 "Like many people on the production, Josh Boone, 35, has a personal connection to the material — one of his best friends died of lung cancer a month before he began shooting his first film, 2013′s Stuck in Love. “This book got me through a rough patch,” he says. Boone is tall and skinny, and he looks much younger than his age. He also seems preternaturally relaxed considering it’s only his second movie, and his first studio project. “I don’t really get stressed,” he says, grinning. “I’m pretty Zen.”

John pretty much approves of everything in this movie: 
 John Green is relaxing on a couch on set when Elgort strides by wearing his Amsterdam-date suit. “My God, buddy,” Green says. “If I had known how great you’d look in that suit, I’d have written more of them into this book.” Elgort smiles and strikes a pose. The author has become a living litmus test for the cast and crew, the man whom they seek out for answers and validation. “Having John’s approval, more than anyone else, has been the biggest honor,” Woodley says. “He’s quickly become one of my top five favorite human beings.”

              For the entire article, visit EW.com or buy the issue on stands this Friday.

              Make sure to check out the scans (CUTENESS alert):





               



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              Thanks Claire!

              From EW's online site

              New BTS Video from MTV


              Josh Horowitz from MTV visited the set of TFIOS. He talked to Ansel and Shailene on set about the movie not being about cancer. 

              Check out the amazing video with TONS of new footage below!


              Source MTV | via The Shailers

              First advanced screening to take place in New York City

              The first advanced fan screening will take place this Saturday in New York City. Fans can attend the screening at a first come, first serve basis. To attend tweet #TFIOSnyc if you're coming to the screening. Also be one of the first to arrive to location that will be revealed by 20th Century Fox. #FaultFanatics will be one of the first to know the exact time and location.

              To sign up for #FaultFanatics, click here.

              Ed Sheeran greets TFIOS fans

              In celebration of the new extended TFIOS trailer, 20th Century Fox Sinagpore has uploaded a short introduction by Ed Sheeran about his song "All of the Stars" from the soundtrack (released on May 19). 
              Watch below:



              You can find the new trailer here!

              Tuesday, April 29, 2014

              TFIOS Movie Official Runtime

              According to our amazingly informative director, Josh Boone, TFIOS' official runtime is two hours and five minutes (end credits included):

              Nerdfighters, this means TWO HOURS of Hazel and Augustus and everything we love about John Green's literary TFIOS world!


              John talks TFIOS Movie with Vulture

              John talks with Vulture about the various aspects of filming, seeing the finished product, and its stars.


               
              What was your part (on his cameo)?  
              Girl's father. That was the name of the part. I don't want to brag, but I killed it. It was one of the greatest single-line performances in the history of film. I don't know why they cut it. [Laughs.] They cut it because it was totally unnecessary to the movie-slash-I was terrible.
              What was your line?
              "I'm so sorry." I was saying it to Shai. It's from the scene in the book when it was intended to show how children approach someone with a disability, instead of getting nervous and anxious. That's not always true, but it's sometimes true. So this girl comes up to Hazel and asks to see her nasal cannula, and the mom in the book says, "I'm so sorry." They moved the scene around to a different place in the story and made the mom into a dad so I could have a cameo, but it just didn't work. I was hugely relieved when I got the call when they had cut the scene. I was terrible. Terrible.
              Since it was a collaborative set, did you make any other suggestions or additions to the film?
              My job on set was to be professionally happy and excited. But I got to spend a lot of time with the actors, and we talked about the story and the characters. And there were times where I got to be part of conversations about beats and structure, but I want to emphasize that this is not my movie — this is [director] Josh Boone's movie. I was always welcome in conversation, but a lot of those conversations happened working on the script with Scott [Neustadter] and Michael [Weber]. There were certainly a few moments that I advocated for, because I knew they were popular with readers or they were fanatically important, but they all ended up in the movie.
              What kind of moments? What was important to you that they get right?
              Sometimes tiny things, like what they eat at the restaurant in Amsterdam. And sometimes larger things like trying to do everything we could to [get across] the idea that sentimentalizing someone's illness is a way of dehumanizing them or distancing them from other people. Another example, and it was important to me, was that the movie not tell the typical version of the story in which someone who is sick suffers terribly and then dies, and then as the result of that person's suffering, a healthy person learns important lessons like how to be grateful for every day. Because that formulation dehumanizes a sick person. It makes it seem like the meaning of the sick person's life is so that a healthy person could learn a lesson. And of course the meaning of someone's life is inside of their lives. You can't make someone's life entirely about someone else. And so when it came to making sure, for instance,  [Hazel's favorite author] Peter Van Houten isn't in any way redeemed by his interactions with Hazel and Gus. Making sure the sick people are at the center of the story — it's about them and their lives together, and their families, and it's really not about anyone else.
              It's like when Gus talks about his idea for the purpose of life, the idea of dying for something, in order for life to mean something ...
              ... and Hazel pretty aggressively disagrees with that. That was in the first draft. That's a really important scene to me. That's much more important than my cameo! [Laughs.]
              The book is Hazel's voice. And that's something films sometimes struggle with, in adapting first-person tales ...
              How to make it so it's not excessively voice-over? Yeah, I don't know how Scott and Mike pulled that off, but I feel like that was there, in terms of the tone of the script. And I think they were able to find a visual reflection of that. Something that was raw, nothing overly done, nothing overly dramatic. Even in the lighting, it's not romanticized anywhere. But there is something, visually, about the connection between these kids. And every time you see them, the way it's blocked, the way it's lit, you feel it.
              And Shai's audition?
              I got a call, I had seen a lot of auditions, they were nice to share that with me, but they called me before and said, "We think you're going to love it." And that actually put me in a space of not wanting to like it, just because I'm contrarian, I guess? But I watched and it was perfect. It was Hazel. She sounded like Hazel. She had the cadence that I imagined in my head as I was writing Hazel, which seemed impossible to me. And that continued the entire time we were on set. Every sentence that she said sounded like Hazel to me. She clearly had a deep, innate understanding of this person. The way she breathed. The places she paused. And you know, Hazel is an uncommonly empathetic young person. She's able to imagine what her parents must be feeling. And I think that came naturally for Shailene. I think that's a big part of why ... I mean, she's a genius, but it's also the empathy. And I called them back, and I said, "Is there anything I can do to help make sure she takes the part?" Like, "Should I call her? Who do I need to talk to, to close this deal?"
              Did you call her?
              She had actually sent me an email a year before, talking about how much she cared about it, and how much she wanted to play Hazel. It was a very memorable email, but at the time, I didn't know very much about Shailene, so my reply was very brief. I think it ended with like, "I'm not a casting agent." [Laughs.] I don't think I called her until after they made the agreement, and we were both so excited. She and I have had a lot of conversations about living in a way that's in accordance with your values. Living in the world as we've found it, but also trying to live in a way that lines up with your values. Some of that is the same for us, but I certainly like yerba mate tea more now that I've met Shai! She was like, "You won't like it. It tastes like dirt." And I drank it, and I was like, "No, it's great. I love it. It does taste like dirt. It's great."
              People laugh and cry — sometimes at the same time — when reading the book. For you, watching the film, is there laughter through tears?
              Yeah! I watched the movie for the first time with my wife, and I was very nervous, because I didn't know if I was going to like it or not. My wife actually cried much more at the movie than she did the book! But I was deeply, deeply moved. I cried a lot. And I was really overwhelmed. I laughed and cried a lot.
              Do you cry as much as Hazel's dad?
              Not as much, but a lot! I cry a lot. In fact, it was a joke on the movie that I cried every day. But I cried every day because they were good every day! I got a lot of shit, because every time they called, "Cut!" they would look over at me, and I would be crying. But it was sad! It was moving! It was beautiful! They did a great job. I hope you like it. And you know, it cost a lot less than Spider-Man to make.





              Check out the amazing full-length interview here!

              New Hazel and Augustus still


              New Hazel and Augustus still in a new graphic from Brazil.

              Via: @TheShailers

              Nat Wolff talks with BuzzSugar about Palo Alo and TFIOS

              Buzzsugar talks with Nat Wolff about his latest film Palo Alto and the transition to TFIOS.


              Source: Tribeca Film

              PS: And then you went on to The Fault in Our Stars after this, which has you inhabiting a completely different character. What was it like to make that transition?
              NW: I liked it. After Palo Alto, I had gotten so deep into that character, I said, "I just want to play someone who's f*cking nice. I don't want to play f*cking assholes." I had so much fun with all the people on Palo Alto, but staying in that character all the time, it was exhausting. But Fault in Our Stars turned out to be its own level of fun but also exhausting, too, because it was a hard character, balancing the comedy and the truth. I realize now that nothing is easy. If you want to do anything well, it's going to be hard.

              PS: Are you excited for The Fault in Our Stars to come out?
              NW: Yeah, I'm excited. It's gotten so much attention, which I love. And the idea that I'm in two good movies about young people, I just feel really lucky. In fact, there are so many bad movies about young people, so it's nice to be in a good one. I can't get a cooler indie movie than Gia Coppola's first picture with James Franco, and then Fault in Our Stars is like the biggest movie in the world where there's no car chase. So I feel superlucky.

              PS: They're both teen movies — did you notice any similarities between the two of them?
              NW: Not too many similarities. Except that there are really good actors in both of them. The one being me! [Laughs.] "There's one really good actor in both of them, a really hot, really sexy guy!" No, they're truthful, well-acted movies with young directors who I am close friends with. They're two of my favorite experiences. I really feel like these are the movies that people are seeing of movies that I've done. And that makes me really happy.

              Check out the rest of the interview here.

              Advanced screening of TFIOS in Seattle


              The Fault In Our Stars will be screened in Seattle as part of Seattle International Film Festival. The festival is honoring Laura Dern, who plays Hazel's mom in TFIOS, and will have screening of movie and a reception. Tickets are $25 for the advanced screening and $150 for the screening and the reception honoring Laura.

              To buy ticket for the screening, click here.
              To buy ticket for screening and Laura Dern reception, click here.

              For more information visit the SIFF website.

              Monday, April 28, 2014

              Demand Our Stars Tour Announced


              Along with the emotional new trailer this morning, the four states that got the most votes during the "Demand Our Stars" were revealed. Ohio, Florida, Tennessee and Texas received the most votes. Shailene, Ansel, Nat and John will visit four cities between May 6 through May 10.

              Here are the winning locations for "Demand Our Stars," along with the dates when each city will get their special early screening.
              • Tuesday, May 6 — Miami
              • Wednesday, May 7 — Cleveland
              • Thursday, May 8 — Nashville
              • Friday, May 9 — Dallas
              Information on how fans can attend the event and screening will be announced on Sunday via livestreamed Q&A at 1:30 pm EST on thefaultinourstarsmovie.com

              Thank you to everyone who voted! We will keep you posted on each press tour spot.

              Extended TFIOS trailer

              YahooMovies has just released an extended TFIOS trailer! Grab some tissues and check it out below:


              What are your thoughts? Feels? Flails? Let us know!

              (and the yahoo version)



              Another song reveal from the TFIOS soundtrack: "Let Me In" by Grouplove

              Entertainment Weekly has just released a third song from the TFIOS soundtrack: "Let Me In" by Grouplove.

              Listen to it below:
               


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               We also got a new still along with the amazing song




              So while we're waiting for the full soundtrack to be released on May 19 ake sure to listen to Birdy's "Not About Angels" and Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" here!

              Friday, April 25, 2014

              Ansel talks TFIOS to the LA Times


              Ansel Elgort talked to the LA Times recently, mentioning how he got the role of Augustus Waters and the fandom's reaction to this news. We can only recommend reading this awesome interview, check it out below:

              Having already gone through the social media wringer when he was cast in the young-adult franchise "Divergent," Ansel Elgort thought he had a pretty good idea about how passionate and protective readers can be about their favorite books. Then he won the role of Augustus Waters, the love interest in the movie adaptation of John Green's bestselling romance "The Fault in Our Stars," and the 20-year-old actor realized he had crossed into an uncharted realm.

              For the first few hours after the news broke last May, Elgort's Twitter following mushroomed, and many of the newcomers weren't shy about sharing their opinion about his casting.

              "I was on my phone nonstop, refreshing Twitter and reading all these aggressive comments," Elgort remembers. "'Who the ... is this guy?' 'He's not Augustus Waters!' 'He's not what he looks like at all! His eyes aren't even blue!'"

              They are, in fact, hazel. And Elgort's hair is light brown, not dark, as described in the book. But judging from fans' enthusiastic reaction to an early screening of the movie (which arrives in theaters June 6), those surface distinctions will be quickly forgotten. As Green puts it: "Augustus was going to be the hardest character to cast. And I think once people see Ansel, they'll realize there are more important things than the color of his eyes."

              At the beginning of "The Fault in Our Stars," Augustus meets Hazel Grace Lancaster, the story's 16-year-old narrator, at a cancer support group meeting. She doesn't want to be there but then notices this "lean and muscular" older boy with a crooked smile staring at her, making her "rather blushy." Afterward, she notices him looking at her again and asks him why.

              "Because you're beautiful," he answers. "I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence."

              That's when the swooning starts (with the tears soon to follow), as the melancholy and often funny "Fault" follows the evolving relationship between the cancer-stricken teens looking to love and live deeply and understand what it means to leave a mark on the world.

              The movie reunites the 6-foot-4 (and, yes, lean and muscular) Elgort with Shailene Woodley, who plays Hazel. The pair played siblings in "Divergent" this year, though both had read for "Fault" well before they were cast in that film. Woodley signed first. When she learned Elgort would be screen testing opposite her, she told him to read the book — or face her wrath.

              "I was like, 'I gotta read this ... book,'" says Elgort, who, for all his artistic inclinations (he is a dancer and musician), isn't much of a reader. "And I read it like a mad man. And I cried a lot, and it really hit me hard."

              It also gave him the ability to improvise when he read with Woodley, adding information from the book (Augustus likening Hazel to a young Natalie Portman) that threw Woodley off a bit.

              "Supposedly she dominated the other guys in the audition, and I was the only guy able to dominate her a little bit," Elgort says. "And it was all because she made me read the book. And the main reason I read it is that I knew Shailene would ask me — in front of everyone — the second I walked in the room whether I read it. And there's no way I could lie to her face."

              That anecdote, with its mix of strength and vulnerability, captures as much as anything Elgort's appeal for the filmmakers. Director Josh Boone says Elgort possesses an almost "magical purity," while author Green puts it more plainly.

              "A lot of guys that came in knew how to play cool Gus," Green says, "but very few of them knew how to be fragile while still being Augustus Waters."

              Elgort admits now that he wasn't entirely sure that he could bring alive the character's more desperate moments, relating his initial frustration at being unable to summon up the fear and anger needed in a pivotal scene. But he succeeded, likening it to an out-of-body experience.

              "It was three hours of my life just losing it," Elgort says, tearing up a bit at the memory. "I felt like a little baby again. I couldn't stop crying, even in between takes. And it was so rewarding. I wasn't sure it was going to happen and it just … happened. At that point, it wasn't acting any more. It was just real.

              "Let me tell you," he adds, with that crooked smile, "I slept well that night."

              John Green makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2014


              John Green has been named one of The TIME’s 100 most influential people in 2014. Shailene Woodley wrote a wonderful article about him for the magazine, check it out below: 
              Sure, John Green may write best-selling young-adult novels, manage a YouTube channel (vlogbrothers) and organize an annual conference for video bloggers (VidCon), but he’s more than just an author, an artist and an innovator. I would go so far as to call him a prophet. No, not a prophet in a biblical sense. Don’t freak out. More a prophet in a universal, all-things-connected sort of context. Some say that through his books, John gives a voice to teenagers. I humbly disagree. I think John hears the voices of teenagers. He acknowledges the intelligence and vulnerability that stem from those beautiful years when we are, for the first time, discovering the world and ourselves outside of our familial stories. But he doesn’t just listen to young adults. He treats every human he meets as their own planet, rather than simply one of his moons. He sees people with curiosity, compassion, grace and excitement. And he’s encouraging a huge community of followers to do the same. What a gift to be alive at the same time as this admirable leader. 
              Congratulations to John, that's awesome!

              Businessweek.com wrote an article about the teen appeal of John Green, in which Wyck Godfrey, the producer of the TFIOS movie, not only talks about John but also mentions the movie:
              Wyck Godfrey, part of the production team that made the Twilight movies, produced the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, as well as filming Green’s third novel, a high school road trip mystery called Paper Towns. The way Green’s teenage characters relate to one another, with their sharp wit, reminds Godfrey of the John Hughes characters he wanted to be as a kid. Compared with most summer movies, he says, The Fault in Our Stars is low-budget and tackles less than sunny material. But while “it’s kind of an anti-blockbuster, we all believe that it’ll play like one.” He thinks much of Green’s appeal lies in the credit he gives his audience. “The intelligence with which John treats teenagers is refreshing to them. They’re not all just a bunch of YouTube-watching empty vessels. They’re asking big questions. They’re funny in the least expected ways.”
              You can read the full interview here!

              Wednesday, April 23, 2014

              All It Takes Charity TFIOS Screening

              Shailene's charity All It Takes is providing you the following opportunity to attend an early TFIOS screening on the 20th Century Fox lot (which is a big. freaking. deal!): 



              Purchase your copy of The Fault in Our Stars through the All It Takes web store for the Movie Edition paperback autographed by Shailene Woodley or John Green. Purchase includes your invitation to a exclusive early screening of The Fault In Our Stars motion picture at the 20th Century FOX Studio Lot in Los Angeles, CA.

              This very exclusive, special event takes place on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 7p.m. at the Legendary 20th Century FOX Studio Lot located at 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90035. Main gate entrance off Pico.


              To participate in the screening and purchase a book, go to the All It Takes store here. Once you've purchased a signed book, you'll receive it at the screening!

              All It Takes aims to inspire meaningful change and their empowering message of creating positive action, both locally and globally, blends well with everything TFIOS.

              Thanks to @PlanetShailene for the tip!

              John Green and the TFIOS Cast talk with Bystander Revolution

              Author John Green and the TFIOS cast (Shailene Woodley, Sam Trammell, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff) talk with Bystander Revolution about bullying and all of its social and personal impacts. Bystander Revolution motto is to 'Take the Power Out of Bullying' and we encourage everyone to check out the extensive variety and insightful videos on their site addressing wide-ranging relatable topics.


              Shailene
              On being 'In Their Shoes' and Rumors



              Sam Trammell
              On Talking to the Bully, Mob Mentality, and Differences as Assets




              Laura Dern
              On Mr. Moh, Citizens of Compassion, and Sense of Self




              Ansel Elgort
              On Popularity Helping, Blocking People, and Middle School




              Nat Wolff
              On Facebook and Being Inclusive



              John Green
              On 'Good Internet', Reaching Out, What To Do, Cyberbullying, Empathy and Story, Courage, and Being Bullied








              So what did you think of the videos? Any particular issues stand out and ring true to you? Let us know in comments!

              Four states will be part of the Demand Our Stars Tour


              More details on the TFIOS national tour from TheFaultMovie tumblr:
              The Fault in Our Stars national tour kicks off in New York City on Sunday, May 4th at 1:30pm EST. John Green and members of the cast will chat about the movie and announce the winning states of the Demand Our Stars tour. 
              To stream the event LIVE and watch it with nerdfighters in your area, register your own Tumblr Meet-up here. Make sure to include “TFIOS” in the “venue” line and register by Friday 4/25 to receive a kit full of Tumblr swag. (Meet-up kits for US meet-ups only)

              Here is what the Publishers Weekly writes about the TFIOS national tour:

              As per 20th Century Fox, four states with the largest amount of votes will be chosen to be part of the TFIOS "Demand Our Stars" promo tour. Shailene, Ansel, Nat and John will visit the four states between May 6 and May 10. Winning states will be announce through a press conference next week in New York.

              George Dewey, SVP of domestic digital marketing for Fox, told Publisher's Weekly that the exact details of each event have not been confirmed yet.

              “It’s not going to be a 15-minute thing for sure,” Dewey said. “We’re still working out some of the timing. Some of this will be dependent on which state they go to and what they’re doing. It’s not going to be a super-quick thing.”

              Locations of each fan event has not been revealed and will depend on the states that win.

              Tuesday, April 22, 2014

              Shailene talks to Natural Health Magazine

              Shailene Woodley is on the cover of Natural Health magazine. 



              In the interview she talks about her healthy lifestyle and also about her role as Hazel Grace. She says TFIOS filming was an experience that really shaped her,
               "While filming, I met so many young people who either had someone close to them die of cancer or who had a tumor in their head and were so excited to meet me, then passed away a few weeks later. That experience was the biggest wake-up call I've ever had."
              Of the book she says,
              "John Green weaves these crazy-beautiful, universal messages into the voices of two real, witty young people. To walk away from a book grieving and celebrating at the same time and realizing it's because you can relate to the things that the characters went through is amazing. Every single quote from that book really spoke to my soul."

              Check out the whole interview in which Shailene talks a lot about her healthy lifestyle and the beautiful photoshoot on the scans below.


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              Thanks to Shailene Woodley Brazil for the scans!

              Below is the lovely photoshoot video courtesy of Natural Health Magazine.


              Nat Wolff talks TFIOS with Complex

              Nat Wolff, who plays Isaac in TFIOS, and his brother Alex Wolff recently talked to Complex about their music and their acting careers. Find the TFIOS & Paper Towns mentions below.


              Since you both act and sing, do they ever cross each other?

              Alex: Yeah. Almost every movie we’ve done has a song of ours in it. I had a movie calledHairbrained that came out earlier that I have a song in, called “Lose You in the Crowd.” Then I did another called A Birder’s Guide to Everything that had our song called “It’s Just Love” in it. Nat has a song called “Stuck in Love.”

              Nat: That song’s in Palo Alto, which is coming out soon. One of Alex’s songs plays on the headphones in The Fault in Our Stars.
              How did you approach being cast as Isaac in The Fault In Our Stars? With beloved books, fans get really precious about casting.

              Nat: I didn’t care that much about what people thought about the casting. I mean, I don’t worry about it too much because I can’t control it, but I did get a lot of tweets like, "Why aren’t you blonde?" Then finally John Green came out and said, "I don’t care if he isn’t blonde." I had some guy come up to me and go, "You’re the guy who’s playing Isaac, right?" And I’m like, "Yeah." So he responds ,"Don’t fuck it up! He’s my favorite character." It was intense.

              How’d you prepare for Isaac’s role?     

              Nat: I met with a real guy who’s blind, who had actually been broken up with when he was 19, when he lost his sight. He helped me out a lot technically and also emotionally. I also met with some cancer patients. I was really nervous about going because I didn’t want them to feel like I was using them. Two minutes in, we were talking about movies and music, just like I would talk to anyone else. For the role, it was just hard balancing both. It’s a really upsetting thing going blind and getting broken up with. It's hard to balance the comedy. I had to find the comedy in the darkness, but also not to make fun of it. 
              You’re going to star in Paper Towns now. Are you worried you’re going to be typecast in the YA sphere?

              Nat: The lucky thing is that Palo Alto is coming out and it’s a huge difference. I’m also doing a movie with Mickey Rourke, who’s one of my favorite actors. I’ve gotten to play a bunch of different characters. The thing that makes me different is that when I don’t have a job acting, I spend all my time doing music. I’ve always had a creative outlet.

              Where do you see yourself five years from now acting-wise? 

              Alex: I wrote, directed, and acted in a bunch of shorts. Hopefully I’ll be writing, directing, and acting.

              Nat: And I just want to get cast in his movies. He makes me audition.
              Alex: Yeah, I make him pole dance.

              Check out the whole interview at the source.

              Friday, April 18, 2014

              New/Old Pictures from Set

              Today, we got a few old/new pictures from set via twitter.

              Jean Brassard, who plays the waiter that serves Gus and Hazel, shared two pictures from set with us

              with Shailene and Ansel

              with director Josh Boone

              Jake Braver, VFX supervisor, shared this image of Ansel and Shailene from rehearsal



              Last week the music supervisor, Season Kent, shared an image of Josh Boone working on the film.