Ansel Elgort Says There Was Chemistry With Shailene Woodley

By Kristina Skorbach, Epoch Times
June 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

In a recent interview, actor Ansel Elgort, who can be seen in the adaptation of the novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” said that he formed a strong bond with Shailene Woodley during the shooting for their sic-fi film “Divergent” where they played siblings.  

But it was their off-screen chemistry which helped them during the filming of “The Fault in Our Stars” where they play Gus (Elgort) and Hazel (Woodley), two cancer-stricken teens who fall in love.

“The Gus and Hazel relationship, it’s so important that it’s authentic and real,” Elgort explained during a recent interview. “They do feel like they’re real friends and they do feel like they have that chemistry,” he said.

“If in real life those two people don’t have any connection and it’s just two actors going through the motions, it would be very boring,” he continued.

Elgort attributes the time the two young actors spent in Chicago working on “Divergent” as cause for their close friendship. They even developed inside jokes that they had “in their eyes,” when on the set of “The Fault in Our Stars.”

“When we did this movie, we were already very close friends,” he said.

“The Fault in Our Stars” came out in theaters on June 6, 2014.