it’s been 3 years since you found out about taylor york and his new girlfriend. you were furious and upset—sending hate messages to the girl who stole yo man, but soon forgot about the whole ordeal. that is until this day. you’re driving down the highway, goin like 69 mph. you look over. there…
"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.
The Fault in Our Stars
“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
You’ve got to get comfortable with fear; nothing’s worth doing unless you’re a little bit scared. People call women the weaker sex. It’s a total cliche - a man in a powerful position is considered assertive, whereas a woman is a ‘bitch’. You have to stand up to that and be ready for things to be hard and for things to be serious.