While on the TFIOS set, John Green talked with the LA Times about all things The Fault in Our Stars.
|Photo credit: The LA Times, James Bridges, 20th Century Fox|
You can read the whole interview with the LA Times writer, Nicole Sperling, here at the source.
Here are some of our favorite parts of the piece:
There was originally a drastically different ending to the TFIOS book, involving "a road trip to Mexico and a battle with narco-terrorists."
TFIOS producer, Wyck Godfrey on John:
"I think he has a real drive as not only an author but as a businessman and as a brand manager. He understands now that he's in a position to influence culture and he's going to use every avenue he can take to do that. It's not only smart as a businessman, but it's admirable in that the message he's putting out there is so positive."
John on Hazel and Esther:
"Hazel and Esther are very different people, but I could never have written Hazel had I never been friends with Esther. My friendship with Esther taught me two things: how empathetic and outwardly focused teenagers can be, and that Esther's life was still a good life and she was glad to have lived it."
John's enthusiastic reaction to Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter's TFIOS script:
"When I saw their draft, I liked the ending better than I liked the ending of my book. That was a good feeling — and a little bit annoying."
John's thoughts about being on set:
"I felt like being here was helpful, and they felt that way too. I realized on the second day that it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime thing."
Shailene on John's presence on set:
"It definitely made a difference having him here. Everyone kept talking about him coming back when he was gone."
Be sure to check out the rest of the interview here at The LA Times.