Shailene talks to Entertainment Weekly's Nicole Sperling about The Fault in Our Stars and her whirlwind 2014, filled with both TFIOS and Divergent press.
|Source: Zimbio, Divergent Life|
On her intertwining press commitments:
"I was just saying that Fault is about two kids with cancer who jump off buildings and run on trains," she says with a laugh. "Wait, is that not right?"
On TFIOS not being a 'cancer movie':
“People ask me in interviews all the time, ‘How did it feel to play a cancer patient?’ I didn’t play a cancer patient. I played a girl who happened to be leading this life and happened to have ‘a touch of cancer,’” she says, in reference to a line from Green’s novel. “This book — and movie — they don’t victimize death, they empower life. That should be the tagline.”
On the importance of TFIOS in the film industry:
"It’s such an important movie: It’s a big studio movie where their lead female has a cannula [oxygen tube] in, in every scene, and on the f—in’ poster my face has no makeup on it and an oxygen tube,” she says. “That is groundbreaking and it’s completely rewriting the paradigm for how female leads exist. I saw [Fox's chairman and chief executive] Jim Gianopolus, and I said, ‘Thank you so much for having the guts and the balls to make a movie like this, to put out a movie like this.’ People making indie movies don’t even make movies like this. It’s so cool.”
Read the rest of the insightful interview with Shailene here at the source.