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In case you somehow haven’t already seen or heard, The Fault in Our Stars — starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort — is heading to theaters this summer on June 6.

Just ahead of the sweeping love story’s release, one of the soundtrack artists (sorry, we can’t reveal who it is just yet!) will be filming a very special video in the next few weeks…and we want to give you a chance to be a part of the action. You want in?

THE PRIZE

A chance to be included in a very special music video for The Fault in Our Stars.

HOW TO WIN

Post an Instagram telling us how The Fault in Our Stars has given you the courage to live, love, and make life awesome. Tag it #TFIOSEncouragements for a chance to be included in a very special music video for the movie.

Good luck, and make sure to check back here on Saturday for the soundtrack’s tracklisting!

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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort play brother and sister in the dystopian setting the recent blockbuster Divergent, where humanity grapples with categorization as a means of societal control. But shortly after filming the film, which is based on a novel by Veronica Roth, Woodley and Elgort had to shift their onscreen relationship for another book adaptation. In The Fault In Our Stars, the duo play teenage love interests who are both dealing with impending doom of another kind — cancer.

The film, out June 6, is based on a popular young adult novel by John Green; it follows a 16-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster who encounters a compelling young man named Augustus Waters in a support group. For Woodley, there were a lot of reasons to accept the role of Hazel, whose witty narration in the novel carries over into the film in voiceover form.

“There were so many things!” Woodley tells TIME about what drew her to Hazel. “The fact that Hazel at such a young age realizes that all of this is fleeting and that none of it matters. That it doesn’t matter how big of a mark you leave on the world or how many great things you do, or if you change the world or if you’re Martin Luther King Jr. or Cleopatra or homeboy down the street. Eventually it’s all going to end, and oblivion is inevitable. So you might as well enjoy every moment and live every moment in a present state of mind. The fact that she understood that at such a young age was so powerful to me.”

The casting for The Fault In Our Stars was announced midway through filming Divergent, but both actors felt able to aptly separate the two films. Elgort, who was cast as Augustus in Fault, plays Caleb Prior in Divergent, the brother of Woodley’s character Beatrice Prior. Caleb is logical and driven by his intelligence, whereas Augustus is a fun-loving teenager who manages to find a bright side to a cancer diagnosis.

“When you’re there and you’re Caleb, you have to be Caleb,” Elgort says. “I hadn’t thought about Augustus Waters yet. And then when you change characters, you change the way you look, you change the way you feel. Everything changes. You almost start to think that Shailene is two different people in the projects. You meld with your character a little bit, naturally. You start to pick up those tendencies a little bit.”

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Two of young Hollywood’s hottest young actors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars,” will join the star studded line-up of presenters handing out golden popcorn during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, which air live on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre.

And before they take the stage, fans will get to see an exclusive scene from “The Fault in Our Stars” during the 2014 Movie Awards Pre-Show, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Woodley and Elgort join host Conan O’Brien and previously announced presenters Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. Academy Award-nominated actor and producer Mark Wahlberg will be honored with the MTV Generation Award, which will be presented the award by “Entourage” cast members Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon. This will mark the first public reunion for the cast ahead of their highly anticipated movie release in June 2015.

Voting for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards is open at MovieAwards.MTV.com through Saturday, April 12 in categories you’ll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-Sh– Performance, Best Musical Moment, #WTF Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more. Voting for Movie of the Year will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.

-Source: MTV.com

24
Mar 2014
Interview • Emily   /   4 Comments

I’ve watched it at least a dozen times, and every single time, without fail, The Fault in Our Stars trailer gets me teary-eyed. It’s a trailer that’s nearly as brilliantly crafted as the John Green book on which its based. The big screen adaptation, out June 6, follows Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus, two teenagers who find friendship and love in a cancer support group. Hot off another YA franchise, Divergent, newcomer Ansel Elgort plays sarcastic and optimistic Gus. The actor spoke to Bustle about his breakout year, his second film with Shailene Woodley and his surprising hidden talent.

“Everything’s changed career wise,” the 20-year-old actor said of his emergence in Hollywood. ”But my life has stayed pretty much the same. I’ve made a little money so I got to move out of my house, I don’t live with my parents anymore, that’s nice.”

Elgort’s breakout role came in the form of 2013’s Carrie remake (ironically another film based off a popular book), where he played opposite Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie’s prom date, Tommy Ross. His second role came in the form of Divergent, an adapted series that has the box office prowess of The Hunger Games films.

“If I didn’t like [Divergent], I’d probably lie to you and tell you that I did. But I did like it a lot. The thing with these kinds of films is, sometimes — I won’t name any examples — but movie studios try to get away with using the fact that it’s a great successful story, so they’ll make a shitty movie and know people will still go. But they did not do that. This is a really good, quality movie. All of the actors were great, there wasn’t a false performance to be seen,” Elgort said.

Jumping from one successful flick to the next, Elgort’s third film is The Fault in Our Stars. “…And a movie with Jason Reitman, the director from Juno and Up in the Air,” Elgort is quick to remind me. He’s referrencing Men, Women & Children, a film thats ambiguous IMDB page simply says: “A look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world.”

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Mar 2014
Interview • Emily   /   0 Comments

Ansel Elgort is the kind of name fit for a Norse god or a character in Lord of the Rings. However, there’s nothing mythical about the actor who bears the name. In fact, he’s a your typical 19-year-old street-slick Manhattan kid, bursting with so much energy that he can’t bring himself to do one thing at a time. Elgort not only acts, but DJs, produces his own music, and aspires to score a film someday.

And now he’s on a press tour to promote a couple of the most anticipated films this year, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. Both films are adaptations of successful young adult novels, and so they’re expected to catapult Elgort into Josh Hutcherson/Rob Pattinson-like fame. Sure, the kid’s not a god, but he’s about to be worshipped by thousands of teenagers around the world.

Interview by Tara Aquino (@t_akino)

How long have you been acting?
I’ve been acting a long time, not professionally but on stage and at school. Since I was nine, I’ve training to be a performer, but I just started doing movies about a year and a half ago.

You’re from New York. What’s a typical day for you growing up in the city?
If it was a Saturday—those were the best days. No one likes Sundays because you’re worried about school the next day and Fridays were fun, but you just had school. On Saturday, hopefully I would just have had a sleepover with my best friend who I’ve been best friends with since pre-school. We’re on very different paths now. He goes to Harvard and I’m an actor, so you know, we’re different people.

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Ansel Elgort was named “the next big thing” by this week’s Hollywood Reporter. The 20-year old-actor has two highly anticipated films coming out in the next few months.

Opening tonight in theaters, “Divergent” is based on the first book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling trilogy.

Then in June, Elgort stars as Augustus a movie adaptation of a young adult bestseller, “The Fault in Our Stars,” which is based on John Green’s book.

Elgort performs opposite actress Shailene Woodley in both films. He plays her brother in “Divergent” and her boyfriend in “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“Hopefully people go to the movies and they don’t even notice — or if they do, then they forget it very quickly. I mean, I know I did and I’m even the guy,” he says.

On being forced to choose a “faction” in this fictional society
“People aren’t meant to be pigeonholed into personality groups or these factions, and that’s why this world doesn’t work, and that’s what sets the conflict, and that’s what makes it an interesting story. But also, people enjoy these dystopian stories for a reason, because you have a heroine, like Beatrice, and she can make a difference, which in modern-day society, young people especially, or anyone, you know, can’t make that big of a difference. It’s hard to change a lot, so people watch these dystopian stories, and it’s inspiring and it’s fun to watch.”

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20
Mar 2014
Interview Photos Videos • Emily   /   0 Comments

Ansel Elgort was on The Today Show this morning! You can watch his interview below! I have also added 2 photos Ansel took with Al Roker to the gallery!

Ansel Elgort is classic in black and white for the latest edition of the Just Jared Spotlight photo series.

The 20-year-old actor stars as Caleb Prior in the new movie Divergent, which hits theaters with late night previews TONIGHT (March 20) and will be everywhere this weekend.

Ansel made his film debut just last year in the remake of Carrie and will next be seen as the male lead in the highly anticipated book-to-screen adaptation The Fault in Our Stars opposite his Divergent co-star Shailene Woodley.

In our interview with Ansel, he told us about working on Divergent, his thoughts on the star-studded cast, going to school for ballet, getting a record deal, and starring alongside Adam Sandler in the upcoming movie Men, Woman & Children.

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Ansel Elgort Interview – JustJared.com Exclusive

Just Jared: What was your most memorable scene to shoot on Divergent?

Ansel Elgort: Chasing after the train when we escape from Dauntless – after they mess up Jeanine (Kate Winslet). It was my first time doing some action!

JJ: What was your favorite prop from set?

AE: They designed these cool new futuristic guns. I mean, the whole set, from costumes to props and everything, they made all this new stuff.

JJ: What was your favorite off screen moment?

AE: We went to a nice dinner with pretty much everyone including Maggie Q. After that, we the whole cast got pretty wild dancing at some random place. Then we went to some jazz bar. Also, I spent a lot of time with Tony Goldwyn, and the last three days, he was on set before he wrapped, we went to dinner like three days in a row.

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Before he landed the male lead in October’s Carrie, Ansel Elgort was just another theater rat hoping for a break. Now the son of fashion photographer Arthur Elgort has leading roles in two major YA films. He plays Shailene Woodley’s brother in Divergent, out March 28, and her love interest in June’s much-hyped adaptation, The Fault in Our Stars. Raised in New York as a ballet dancer and theater performer, the part-time music producer will round out his year with Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children.

When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
It was more that I wanted to be a performer. I was at the School of American Ballet, and they put me in the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. That was my first time performing, and it was in front of 3,000 people. I loved it.

How did you go about getting your first film role?
With Carrie, I did like seven auditions. I’d never done a movie, so they wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to ruin it. I don’t blame them.

How do you explain getting such major roles so early on in your career?
Even my agents and everyone are sort of saying that you’re not supposed to get them. They’ve never really had anyone who’s done this really quickly. I guess it would have to be that I did a lot of stage first. I’ve been performing and working for a while. I put a lot of work into it. It was really nonstop for years. Even after signing with my manager at 16, I said I wanted to finish up high school and finish my training.

What makes you nervous about your success?
Not having time to chill in my apartment and play Call of Duty. I just moved to Brooklyn, and I’m paying rent, but I’m always on the road. I hope it slows down for a second — I’m freaking 19 years old.

What kind of career would you like?
I would like to do more independent films. In the meantime, I spend a lot of time on Ansolo, my music alter ego.

What’s your best Hollywood moment so far?
I went to a Golden Globes party, this CAA party. All of sudden, I go to a party where there are more A-listers than normal people. It was a pretty ridiculous experience. It didn’t make sense to me that I would go to the party and the entire dance floor would be Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, P. Diddy and Michael Fassbender.

You’ve got two big movies this year. Are you ready for that sort of fame?
Not really, no. I’m just going to try to keep my life as normal as I can. I’m sure it’ll change, but hopefully I don’t become a dick, you know? Hopefully people will respect my privacy a little bit. With passionate fans, it just means as an artist, you have people who care about the art you make, forever. That’s really special.

-Source: HollywoodReporter.com

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Mar 2014
Interview Videos • Emily   /   0 Comments

Video can be seen here

Screen Rant catches up with Elgort to talk about his character and the Divergent world.

Screen Rant: Talk about your character and how he fits into the storyline?
Ansel Elgort: I play Caleb Prior and I’m Beatrice Prior’s brother. Beatrice is the main character. I’m about nine months older than her so I guess I’m her older brother but we’re pretty much the same age. And this point in your life in the world of Divergent, you choose whether you want to stay in the faction you were born into with your family or if you want to switch factions, go to a different faction. Both of us do and it’s a big deal because it’s called defecting and most people don’t leave their family. But we do and then conflict arises.

SR: And we have another two movies to go…
Ansel Elgort: Yeah.

SR: So when you first read the script, could you relate to your character? He’s kind of sure of himself compared to his sister.
Ansel Elgort: Yeah, definitely. I’m very different from Caleb. I think I’m pretty much different from every character I play, you have to find your similarities and you have to find what you share in common because when you build a character you take certain parts of yourself, leave out certain parts of yourself and you put it inside the shell and that’s who you become and so it’s a weird thing being an actor but that’s what you do. With Caleb, I took the part of myself – Caleb is very forward thinking. He’s logical. He wants to be the best he can b and he wants to learn too which is something I like to do. I like to learn new things all the time.

SR: Let’s talk about the camaraderie on set. There’s a huge cast, did you all band together or were you segregated like your factions?
Ansel Elgort: No even though they were Dauntless and I was Erudite, we still hung out a little bit. At the end of the day we were allowed to leave our factions without becoming factionless and go back to our hotel. So we hung out and I played a lot of basketball. We had a nice little court down at our hotel so that was fun. Yeah, it’s fun doing a movie with a lot of young people. It’s like going to summer camp.

SR: Ashley Judd plays your mother and you have scenes with Kate Winslet. What did you learn from them?
Ansel Elgort: Just being around them, you are sort of like, wow this is what’s it like being around a superstar and act with them which was really cool. Kate also gave me really good advice about handling your career as an actor and be careful to keep yourself pure, because you become everyone’s when you’re an actor or a celebrity or whatever. I don’t know if that’s going to happen to me but it might and if this movie is as successful as it should be because it’s very good, it very well could happen. You need to keep your life normal at the same time as it isn’t anymore. She gave me that advice and it was really helpful.

SR: Which faction would you choose?
Ansel Elgort: I think everyone would get Divergent in real life because no one is just one thing. You can’t really test it because your brain, people like to think of themselves as one thing but you’re not. But I would choose Amity.

-Source: Screenrant.com