"I had just screen tested for ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ in LA with her and then she said she really liked my screen test and whatever and that she hoped I got the role and then, uh, I was going back to New York for the weekend and she gave me a brown paper bag covered in duct tape and said ‘Don’t open it until I tell you to open it." And I was in New York for like 5 days and I still had this bag in my desk or something and I got a call from the director, Josh Boone, of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ telling me that I got the role, and he says ‘did Shailene give you a package?’ and I said ‘yeah’ and he said ‘go open it’, and I went open the package, um. Hold on, flash back…"
The Story of how Ansel Elgort got to know he got the role of Augustus Waters.
I feel everything so intensely that it feels like my world is constantly imploding and being reborn. Cities inside of me are crumbling and rebuilding themselves over and over and it’s a testament to my own strength that no matter how often I break, I can always always heal.For me, recovery means focusing on my own power to heal and rebuild and refusing to dwell on the ruins of what used to be.