Shailene Woodley chats on her cell phone while walking out and about on Sunday afternoon (August 25) in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
The 21-year-old actress recently opened up about filming her new movie The Fault in Our Stars.
“Oh my god. Oh, god, it’s so good. It’s so good,” Shailene told MTV. “I read the script a year ago and basically said no matter what I have to do, I will do anything to be in this movie, even if I audition for Hazel and they’re like, ‘No, you’re not her,’ I just really want to be an extra because I’m so passionate about it. So I read the book and fought really, really hard for it. And, finally, when they cast the director, I auditioned for him, and I guess he liked what I did because I got it.”
Shailene added, “We searched—they searched a long time for Augustus. I had met Ansel [Elgort] on Divergent, and we had shot one scene together, and I had heard he was going to come in to do a chemistry read. There were a few guys I was reading with. I was like, Ansel‘s a great actor, but he’s playing my brother. It’s never going to work out. He went into that room and rocked it so hard that he left and all our jaws were dropped, and I was like, it has to be him. There’s no other choice. He’s got that perfect balance of being quirky and young and innocent and naive, as well as sort of being this old soul that you don’t expect in such a fresh, young little nugget. That’s my favorite word for him.”