'The Fault in Our Stars': How Closely Will the Film Follow the Book?
Every day that passes brings a dedicated fandom closer to the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now that the trailer has been released, emotions are ramping back up in anticipation. Tears have been spilled, fangirls have squealed, and everyone wants to predict just how closely the book and movie will line up. Let’s analyze together.
Back when casting was first announced, some people were upset over little physical details about the actors. For example, Ansel Elgort (to play Augustus) doesn’t have blue eyes like in the book, or a prosthetic leg for that matter. Nat Wolff (to play Issac) doesn’t have blond hair like his character. John Green responded via his Tumblr saying he had no problem with the differences: “Movie adaptations are not, and should not attempt to be, visualizations of a novel.”
Besides those small things the actors seem to have captured everyone’s hearts as the perfect ones for their roles. Elgort has the charisma that comes with those crooked-smile-boys we’re supposed to love. Shailene Woodley chopped her beautiful, long hair to match Hazel. She has also proven time and time again though that she plays teenage-girl-finding-herself well (The Spectacular Now, The Descendants, and anticipated good performance in Divergent). The more I watch special TFIOS Vlogbrother videos from the set, the more I’m convinced that the real actors are just as chill as their characters. So overall, I’d say thumbs up in character portrayal.