Shailene Woodley thought Ansel Elgort wouldn’t be cast in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13:  Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort attend the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort will be breaking hearts this month in “The Fault in Our Stars.” Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV

Usually, movie stars gush to the press that they can’t believe how amazing their co-stars were. But Shailene Woodley, star of “The Fault in Our Stars,” is going around telling the press that she can’t believe Ansel Elgort was cast at all.

It’s not as mean as it sounds. She’s actually a big fan of his. Woodley, who plays a terminally ill teen in “The Fault in Our Stars,” also starred in the recent dystopian thriller “Divergent.” In that film, Elgort played her brother, so Woodley was certain that their onscreen siblinghood would keep him from playing her love interest in “TFiOS,” the dreamy Augustus Waters.

“I actually didn’t think at first that he would get it, or that even if he was good that he wouldn’t get it, because of our relationship in ‘Divergent,’ ” Woodley told E! Online.

It is unusual to see that kind of incestuous casting in back-to-back films, but Woodley says Elgort’s just that good. ”Everybody in the room was sort of like, ‘Wow,’ ” she said.

I agree that he’s a very talented young thespian. It’s going to make the next “Divergent” movie a little weird to watch though. I’ll keep expecting Tris to make out with her brother.


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