It’s with puffy eyes that I write this post about the NYC premiere of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Puffy eyes because I spent two hours last night ugly crying as I watched Gus and Hazel on screen.
The TFIOS scene at Zigfield Theatre was overwhelming. There were throngs of screaming fans–mostly fangirls, so the decibels were high pitched and LOUD–and a blue carpet instead of a red carpet. Inside the theatre things were calmer, although the tween girls behind me were VERY excited about meeting the brother of Ansel Elgort (aka Augustus Waters). Before the film, the producers, director, screenwriters, and actors were announced to loud cheers. But the loudest cheers of all went to John Green, the author of the book. I thought it was awesome that people were most excited about him. Maybe he’s the new rock star author?!
And then there was Hazel and Gus aka Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Just look at how cute they are. UGH. It was too much, you guys. I couldn’t help looking down the aisle to try and catch a glimpse of Ansel Elgort watching himself play Gus. So I may have missed a few movie moments, but I think it was worth it
We’ll be reviewing the movie here in the next few days, but for now all I’m going to say is: bring tissues. Lots of tissues.
*Photo courtesy of Hollywood Life