Behind the Scenes – Photos from the Set of “The Fault in Our Stars”

Filming for the highly awaited film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars began in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earlier this week! Cast members Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, producer Wyck Godfrey, screenwriter Scott Neustadter, and John Green himself have all been sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the set.

Of course, these few photos have not revealed too much about the film, but it is exciting to know that production and filming is moving along. Green seems very happy with everything that is going on so far and he has been on set watching the actors film some scenes.

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The back of John Green’s director’s chair on set.

He recently shared his thoughts about Woodley and Elgort on Twitter saying: “Watching @shailenewoodley and @AnselElgort together as Hazel and Gus in the #tfiosmovie feels like actual and literal magic.”

According to Green, it is an emotional roller coaster on set and he has had some emotional moments with the actors: “Just had a good cry with Shai and the wonderful Laura Dern. One of these days I’ll make it to noon before weeping, but not today.”

Green is quite savvy with social media and has been the one sharing the most about experiences on set. Since today is only the third day of shooting, I am sure we will be hearing more from him and the actors as they work through the film.

The front of John Green's director's chair.
The front of John Green’s director’s chair.

Finally, here is a list of a few things that Green learned on his first day on set:

“So The Fault in Our Stars movie started shooting today, which is amazing—so amazing, in fact, that I used the word amazing somewhere in the neighborhood of 41,000 times. Like:

1. It is amazing how many people are working on the movie, and how professional and organized they all are. There are like 100 people or something! It’s all amazingly efficient, and yet…

2. It’s amazing how much work goes into every single shot. These people work 12+ hours per day, and shoot at most a few scenes per day.

3. It’s amazing to watch good actors work, particularly young actors like Shailene and Ansel. How do they bring such nuance and depth to a performance? How can they understand these characters so deeply? It seems a little like wizardry to me.

4. The commitment to detail is amazing. I can’t wait until the movie comes out and I can be like, “LOOK AT [spoiler redacted]” and “DID YOU NOTICE THAT [spoiler redacted] IN HAZEL’S ROOM?”

5. It’s amazing how beautiful it all looks. Without getting into spoilers, the visual look of the movie—from the actors to the sets to the light—is very similar to a lot of what I imagined while writing, which creates a weird feeling that your imagination has actually become visible. This is a very strange experience; maybe analogous to hallucination?

6. It’s amazing to think that the right people have come together at the right time with a very real shared passion for this story. I don’t know whether I have luck or providence to thank, but I am very grateful.”

What do you think of these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos? What do you think about the information that John Green has been sharing from set? Are you looking forward to seeing more news about The Fault in Our Stars film?

Source: John Green’s Tumblr

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