In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the former Secret Life star says, “I keep joking with Ansel about it. I’m like, ‘In a few months, buddy, you’re going to be my lover,’ adding “Ansel is so good. I’m so excited. He blew [the chemistry screen test] out of the water. And he’s a real sweetheart. I’m so excited to have him in my life.”
Ansel echoes the excitement: “[The Fault in Our Stars] is my favorite book. I’m lucky enough to be part of the new movie based off of it playing Augustus Waters. I couldn’t be happier right now!!!”
But what was it about Ansel that convinced the studio to hire him? Producer Wyck Godfrey says, “We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus. His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in Divergent with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of Fault will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does — slowly, and then all at once.”
How do you feel about the casting decision? Who did you picture as Augustus Waters? And which movie are you more pumped to see — Divergent or The Fault in Our Stars? Spill!