The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is responding to concerns fans have voiced over the casting of actor Ansel Elgort for the role of Gus.
Green took to his Tumblr to share his thoughts after one of his followers submitted an anonymous question in which they said they were “disappointed” about the casting choices. Elgort was cast as Gus on Friday.
“Shailene Woodley is a brilliant actress and Golden Globe nominee,” Green said first. “I cannot think of any 18-year-old actress who has received the kind of critical acclaim that she has (she also won an Independent Spirit Award).”